Public Safety

    Course Description
    The Public Safety Program is designed to prepare students to enter careers related to Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Sciences, and Industrial Safety.  The program is based at Central Montco Technical High School with many of the learning experiences performed at off-campus locations such as the Montgomery County Fire Academy, local police departments and local businesses.  Students are able to obtain state and national certifications such as First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Hazardous Materials and Fire Fighting.  Mastering of the competencies will be accomplished in supervised simulated situations.

    Course Content
    Topics of study include emergency response, safety, criminal justice, criminal investigation, defensive tactics, drug laws, arson investigation, security systems, patrol/traffic/guard duties, essentials of fire fighting, employability skills, computer skills, community relations, emergency communications, hazardous materials awareness, leadership training, rescue techniques, accident investigation, fire science, ethics, equipment maintenance, physical and mental fitness, evidence collection, photography.
    Internships provide first-hand experiences in an occupation selected by the student while under the direct supervision of a mentor.
    Related Occupations
    Criminal Justice
    Municipal or State Police Officer
    Security Officer
    Corrections Officer
    Waterways Patrol Officer
    Game Protector
    Safety Supervisor
    Code Enforcement Officer
    Safety Inspector
    Industrial Hygienist
    Environmental Protection Officer
    Emergency Medical Technician
    Emergency Management Worker
    Fire Control Technician
    Fire Fighter
    Victim Assistance Counselor
    Military Police