Public Safety/Protective Services

The Public Safety/Protective Services program helps students gain experience and active learning in careers that positively impact the safety and security of others each and every day. 


PDF DocumentPublic Safety/Protective Services Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS 

  • Police, Fire & EMS career overview
  • Problem-solving/critical thinking
  • Teamwork/employability
  • General fitness training
  • Crime scene investigation (CSI) techniques
  • Active listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Civil service interview skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Entry level law enforcement
  • Dispatcher
  • Park ranger/conservation officer
  • Military career
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Firefighter
  • Private security
  • Probation officer

CERTIFICATES and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • Postsecondary articulated credit
  • CPR and first aid certification
  • Firefighter I/II state certification
  • Medical First Responder state certificate
  • EMT state certification
  • Emergency dispatch certificate
  • Preliminary breath test certification
  • Early college eligibility
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Designed to provide a broad base of practical experience, students learn from guest speakers and engage in job shadows and work experience with local police/fire departments. Course content teaches students to become active listeners and learners who can serve their community with safety, honesty and compassion.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with MCOLES Physical Fitness Testing, National Technical Honor Society and student council.