An Emergency Management supervisor looks over the shoulder of one of a group of employees at monitors.


Charminique Williams
Assistant Dean, Public Safety Services
Northern Durham Center, room 100C
919-536-7200, ext. 8069

Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program can be completed online.

Public Service Management (Continuing Education)

Short Term

This online program is designed to prepare public servants to become a successful leader and manager in their field of Public Service. Courses are offered in conjunction with College courses in areas that focus on diversity, multiple aspects of government management, ethics, liability and employment law. Students completing all six courses may also earn up to eighteen (18) credit hours towards obtaining an Associate in Applied Science degree from Durham Tech.

Prerequisite: Students must be employed in a Public Service Agency.

Note: The fee waiver for Public Safety personnel does not include the required textbooks. 


Estimated Tuition & Fees


Course Type

Continuing Education



Contact Hours


Courses starting on July 1 or later will be open for registration on July 1. Students planning to register for courses with prerequisites should contact the program director to learn how to submit them ahead of time.

CJC-5015I Local Government & Finance

This course provides an overview of the public finance and budgeting processes used in the allocation of public resources to meet differing public interests. Topics include the political environment, government expenditures, revenues, taxation, budgetary process theories and techniques, and the relation of government finance to the economy. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize impacts of government revenue and expenditure policies and understand the role of budgeting in executing governmental policy.
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
10/14 - 12/10

CJC-5015F Diversity in Management

This course is designed to help managers recognize the need to incorporate diversity into all phases of organizational management. Topics include self-evaluation, management, sexual harassment, workforce diversity, dual careers, role conflict, and communication issues. Upon completion, students should be able to implement solutions that minimize policies, attitudes, and stereotypical behaviors that block effective team building.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

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