Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Law-BigThousands of challenging educational and training opportunities are offered in the highly skilled Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Career Cluster. These opportunities continue to expand in the areas of corporate, industrial, homeland security and public safety.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Emergency and fire management
  • Security and protective services
  • Law enforcement services
  • Legal services
  • Correction services

 

Corrections, Security, Law, & Law Enforcement Services CIP Code 43.0199

*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

INTRODUCTION TO LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

An introductory course designed to provide students with knowledge of occupations available in the Law, Public Safety and Security fields and introduce them to the legal system, professional conduct, safety, and types of crime.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

**LAW ENFORCEMENT I

(Gr 11-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Intro to Law, Public Safety and Security

This technical course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entrance to the Law Enforcement or Highway Patrol Academy.

**FIRST AID/CPR/EMR 

(Gr 11-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

A technical-level course designed to instruct students in the requirements and skills to obtain national certifications for First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Medical Responder.

APPLICATION LEVEL

LAW ENFORCEMENT II

(Gr 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Law Enforcement I

This technical course is the second of two courses designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entrance to the Law Enforcement or Highway Patrol Academy. This course will require additional time outside the school day for activities such as but not limited to: ride-alongs, attending a session of court, job shadowing. Students will be subject to and required to pass a background check before participating in these activities

RELATED COURSES

CHEMISTRY I*

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Physical Science I & II or Honors Physical Science I & II
Recommended: Geometry (previously or concurrently)

This course studies matter and time and changes it may undergo. Students master the basics of chemistry: structure and properties of matter, formulas, equations, problem-solving, and basic reactions. The study of matter continues second trimester with an emphasis on problem-solving, nuclear chemistry and solution chemistry. The course is recommended for juniors and seniors or sophomores with strong academic backgrounds.

PSYCHOLOGY

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.

RELATIONSHIPS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

WORLD LANGUAGES

1 Credit (Each Year)

EMERGENCY DISPATCHER**

(Technical Certificate Program available Senior Year)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN**

(Evening Class Available for Seniors 17 years old)

 

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Careers


Students in law, public safety, corrections and security learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Judge
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Court reporter
  • Police officer
  • Correctional officer
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Immigration and customs inspector
  • Fire fighter
  • Rescue worker (EMT, paramedic)
  • Emergency dispatcher
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Information systems security specialist
  • Certified security officer
  • Park ranger