Early College Public Safety Academy

Early College Public Safety Academy
The opportunity to start saving lives early.

Butler Community College offers the Early College Public Safety Academy (ECPSA). The ECPSA will allow high school students to earn a Certificate of Completion in Public Safety which includes:

  • Broad exposure to Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medicine, or Emergency Communications as sophomores.
  • Options to earn endorsements and certificates in a field concentration of your choice during your Junior and Senior years of high school.
  • Exposure to professionals, instructors, and leaders in your field of interest. The ECPSA is endorsed by Emergency Services leaders, Chiefs, and Directors.
  • Certification allowing students more opportunities as Public Safety employee candidates.

Early College Public Safety Academy
Most ECPSA College credit hours will qualify for Career and Technical class  SB155 funding subsidizing tuition costs.

“If a student applied to my agency with these credentials and a proper attitude I would not hire them as a trainee, I would hire them at a higher level of responsibility and pay scale and put them to work” Mr. Chris Davis, Director Butler County Kansas Emergency Communications

“An applicant that has the broad exposure and skill set available through a program like this would definitely get my attention over others.” Chief Steve Moody, El Dorado Fire Department

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Dona Larimer
Administrative Assistant
Butler of El Dorado, 6000 Building
2610 W. 6th Ave.
El Dorado, KS 67042