This Veteran’s Day, CCPE would like to take a moment to thank and honor those who have served in the armed forces. Many veterans are enrolled in our degree and certificate programs. We recently spoke with Paul Turgeon, a student in the Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) at CSULB who served in the Marines, and Carole Snyder, a graduate of the EMER program who served in the Army and California National Guard.
As the world continues to become more connected technologically, graduates with contextual awareness of another country—language, history, and cultural experience—bring a valuable knowledge base to their employers. One of the most often cited regrets of college students in surveys is not taking a semester or year abroad, yet fewer than 2% of U.S. college students actually go.
Members of the LA Fire Department participate in an emergency training at a Hollywood elementary school
Sgt. John Wolfe of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division made local news when the interagency training program he developed for surviving an active shooter in a school was put into practice with collaboration from the LAPD, the L.A. Fire Department, and the L.A. Unified School Police. The full-scale exercise took place at Vine Street Elementary School in Hollywood on October 13, 2013. A student in the Master of Science in Emergency Administration Services (EMER) program at California State University, Long Beach, John developed the training exercise as his Capstone Project for the program. “I chose this project due to the continuing threat of violence in schools,” John said.
In the competitive field of law enforcement, it is crucial to set yourself apart from the crowd. In this informative video, Nina Cash interviews two students in our Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Analysis Certificate Program. The first student, Josep D.A. Fossoul, a forensic scientist, chose to take leave from his work in Barcelona to attend the program, and the second student, Linda Lange, chose the course for its criminal justice content in the area of internet safety.