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  • Military - AAS in Public Safety

    Turn Your Calling Into a Career With a Degree in Public Safety and Security

    Your military training could translate into credit toward an associate's degree in public safety and security at Kaplan University, reducing the credits needed to earn a degree by a maximum of 50.*

    Kaplan University’s associate’s degree in public safety and security can help you develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to pursue a number of different career choices. The curriculum provides a strong public safety foundation, so you have the flexibility to pursue a career in law enforcement, private security, public safety, or other areas within the private and public sector.

  • Transfer Credit Detail

    The tables below illustrate the amount of credit that may be awarded for specific combat arms MOSs. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.

    Army

    Military Occupation/
    Skill Level

    Credits Transferred

    Credits Remaining

    Courses Remaining


    11B Infantryman

    11B 10+

    25

    69

    13 

    11B 50

    35

    59

    11


    11C Indirect Fire Infantryman 

    11C 10+

    25 

    69

    13

    11C 50

    35

    59

    11


    14S Air and Missile Defense

    14S 10

    13

    76

    15

    14S 20+

    25

    69

    13

    14S 50

    35

    59

    11


    19D Calvary Scout

    19D 10+

    25 

    69 

    13

    19D 50

    35

    59

    11

     
    19K M1 Armor Crewman

    19K 10+

    25

    69 

    13

    19K 50

    35

    59

    11


    31B Military Police

    31 B 10

    40

    50

    10

    31 B 20+

    55

    36

    7

    31B 50

    65

    26

    5

    Air Force

    3P031 Security Forces

    Skill Level

    Credits Transferred

    Credits Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    3P031 3

    29

    61

    12

    3P031 5

    29

    61

    12

    3P031 7

    29

    61

    12

    Marines

    5811 Military Police

    Skill Level

    Credits Transferred

    Credits Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    PVT-SGT

    34

    56

    12

    SSGT

    45

    48

    10

    GYSGT

    45

    48

    10

    MSGT

    45

    48

    10

    MSYSGT

    45

    48

    10

     

    Navy

    19 Master at Arms

    Skill Level

    Credits Transferred

    Credits Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    MA

    38

    52

    10

    MA3

    45

    48

    9

    MA2/MA1

    45

    48

    9

    MAC+

    45

    48

    9

     

  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

    Dec 07

    Online Start Date
    Dec 07, 2016

    Jan 04

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

    Feb 01

    Online Start Date
    Feb 01, 2017

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  • * Based on a member of the military who transfers in the maximum amount of quarter credit hours: 65 for medical MOS, 60 for military police and information technology MOS, 50 for combat arms MOS, 55 for paralegal specialist MOS, 45 for recruiter MOS. Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in catalog.kaplanuniversity.edu, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible to transfer.

    Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education beyond the associate’s level. Some positions require a 4-year bachelor's degree. You should fully research the requirements of any such position you intend to seek prior to enrolling in your program. Graduates of Kaplan University criminal justice programs are not eligible to attend police academies in Minnesota.

    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Private Detectives and Investigators, www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/private-detectives-and-investigators.htm, and Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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