Public Administration Studies (A.A.S.)

Mission Statement

The Public Administration Studies curriculum is designed for both recent high school graduates and for persons presently employed in the public sector who wish to work toward an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Students are taught the skills necessary for a broad range of professional and para-professional positions found in federal, state, county and municipal governments.  In addition to preparing students for initial entry to the public service, present employees are taught to discharge better the duties of their positions.  The curriculum prepares them for advancement to other positions within the government.

Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings.  In addition, the department is undertaking initiatives to offer selected courses through the college's Distance Learning Program. Graduates who wish to continue their education transfer to programs such as Business Administration and Public Affairs.