Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
The Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Renewed national interest in public safety and security should help expand opportunities for employment in the Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster. Numerous job openings will stem from employment growth attributable to the desire for increased corporate, industrial and homeland security. Also, a more security-conscious society and concern about drug-related crimes should contribute to the increasing demand.
2014-15 Programs of Study/2015-16 Programs of Study
Law Enforcement Services prepares students for a range of careers in law enforcement, crime scene analysis, forensic science, public safety, and criminal justice. Course content emphasizes procedures and laws governing the application of justice in the United States, from constitutional rights to crisis scenario management to the elements of criminal investigations. Upon completion of this POS, students will be equipped with strong knowledge and skill preparation for postsecondary or career opportunities in many law- and justice-related fields.
The Fire Management Services program of study is designed for students interested in becoming a firefighter or fire management professional. The sequence of courses provides comprehensive preparation in firefighter safety, fire behavior, building construction guidelines, use of firefighter equipment, safety with hazardous materials, and more. Upon completion of this POS, students will have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a Firefighter I, and will be prepared, after graduation, to further their instruction at a training facility.
- Level 1: Principles of Fire and Emergency Services
- Level 2: Emergency Preparedness
- Level 3: Fire Science I
- Level 4: Fire Science II -and/or- Emergency Medical Services1
1Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.
Legal and Correction Services is designed for students interested in the legal aspects of law, public safety, and corrections. In this program of study, course content covers a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the criminal court system process, with particular emphasis on the elements and procedures of the justice system. Upon completion of this POS, students will be prepared to pursue advanced study in law and criminal justice, or to enter a variety of careers in law enforcement, public safety, and corrections.
- Level 1: Principles of Law, Corrections, and Security
- Level 2: Criminal Justice I
- Level 3: U.S. Government and Civics1
- Level 4: Court Systems and Practices
1Satisfies ½ credit of U.S. Government required for graduation.