College of Applied Science and Technology


Department of Public Service Technology

Career options

The Department of Public Service Technology offers a variety of programs:

Our programs in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (BS) and Fire Protection (AAS) are nationally accredited.


The Paralegal Studies program has submitted application to the American Bar Association to be recognized as an ABA-approved program, which will further enhance its attractiveness to employers. It has also established articulations with other institutions, intended to east the transfer of student coursework to established bachelor's degree programs in Paralegal Studies.

Public Service Technology

The Fire/Medic option in the Emergency Medical Services associate program is in response to a growing demand from emergency service providers.

The Early Childhood program has developed seamless pathways to the 4-year bachelor’s degree in child development/education. Collaborative partnerships with Akron Public schools and community childcare centers assist in the recruitment of students and employees who need additional certifications and training.

Many courses in the various program areas are offered online and through distance learning venues.