You are passionate about helping others and want to share your knowledge and make a difference in the world. Fearless, you will put your life on the line to assist others. You are kind, patient, and understanding of people, from children to the elderly. You listen, are present to others, and strive for peace. Whether education, sociology, justice studies, political science, psychology, social service, substance abuse, legal studies, emergency management or fire science, you will find a career in the Education, Government, and Human Services path!
|Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration)||Course Sequence|
|Education, Early Childhood and Child Development||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Education, Special Education||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Emergency Management/Homeland Security||A.S.||Career||Map|
|Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician||A.S.||Career||Map|
|Legal Studies, Law Enforcement||A.S.||Career||Map|
|Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies||A.S.||Career||Map|
|Social Services, Gerontology||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Social Services, Mental Health||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Social Services, Social Work||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Social Services, Substance Abuse||A.A.||Career||Map|
|Early Childhood Education||Certificate||Career|
|Homeland Security, Cybersecurity||Certificate||Career|
|Homeland Security, Emergency Management||Certificate||Career|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement||Certificate||Career|
|Early Childhood Education URI||B.S.|
|Political Science URI||B.A|
|Sociology (NOT Criminal Justice) URI||B.A|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Early Childhood Education URI||B.S.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Elementary Education URI | RIC||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Elementary Education English RIC||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Elementary Education Special Education RIC||B.S.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Secondary Education URI||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Human Development and Family Sciences URI||B.S.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Justice Studies RIC||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Political Science URI | RIC||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Psychology URI | RIC||B.A. B.S.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Sociology URI | RIC||B.A.||JAA|
|General Studies - Recommended coursework for Social Work RIC||B.S.W||JAA|
|Charter Oak State College||Education - Early Ed. Child Studies||B.S.|
|Education - Special Ed. Child Studies||B.S.|
|Education - Early Ed. Psychology||B.S.|
|Emergency Management - Public Safety Administration||B.S.|
|Fire Science - Public Safety Administration||B.S.|
|Law Enforcement - Public Safety Administration||B.S.|
|Excelsior College||Homeland Security & Emergency Management||B.S.|
|Fisher College||Early Child Ed. - Human Services: Early Ed and Intervention||B.S.|
|Johnson & Wales University||Criminal Justice||B.S.|
|Post University||Emergency Management and Homeland Security||B.S.|
|Providence College||Fire Science - Fire Administration||B.S.|
|Salve Regina University||Law Enforcement - Administration of Justice||B.S.|
Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, in business meetings, or in classrooms.
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
Fire inspectors examine buildings in order to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. Fire investigators, another type of worker in this field, determine the origin and cause of fires and explosions. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists assess outdoor fire hazards in public and residential areas.
Firefighters control and put out fires and respond to emergencies where life, property, or the environment is at risk.
Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library. They assist patrons, organize library materials and information, and perform clerical and administrative tasks.
Legal support workers perform administrative and secretarial duties in a law firm and will assist lawyers with documents, record keeping and database maintenance. Additional responsibilities may include filing, word processing, scheduling and data entry.
Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.
Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
Child, family and school social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. They may assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy..
Compliance officers examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.
Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also help lead the response during and after emergencies, often in coordination with public safety officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Kindergarten teachers instruct students in basic subjects but are also required to nurture children and teach them valuable social skills. By using hands-on lessons and creative play, they lay the foundation for future learning.
Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage workers who provide social services to the public.