Public Safety

Instructor: Mr. Joseph Renzi


Related Occupations

  • Police Officer

  • 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

Potential Certifications

  • Criminal Justice

  • First Aid

  • CPR and AED

  • Hazardous Materials

  • PPCT Defensive Tactics

  • Law Enforcement Responder

  • Fire Extingushier Certificate

  • Junior Fire Fighter

  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Training

  • PATH - Practical and Tactical Handcuffing

Post-Secondary Education

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills.  Recent graduates from the Public Safety program are attending  Penn State University,  West Chester University, and Montgomery County Community College.

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.   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.


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.