Course Description

CIP Code: 43.0107

Criminal Justice/Police Science

 

This is a program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

 

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:

  • Crime Scene Management

  • Use of Force

  • Criminal Law and Procedures

  • Health Issues

  • Police Concepts and Skills

  • Corrections Concepts and Skills

  • Court Systems

  • Communications

  • Security: National, International, and Local

  • Special Populations

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Public Safety Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Royal collared shirt

  • Royal Pocket tee shirt

  • Black dress pants/trousers

  • Plain black belt

  • Black Shoes or boots

  • Gray shorts or sweatpants (for physical training)

  • Running shoes (for physical training)

  • School supplies: 2 inch 3-ring binder, pens/pencils, highlighters, steno pad and pocket size note pad.

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Public Safety Program are attending:

  • Penn State University

  • West Chester University

  • Montgomery County Community College

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

Students in the Public Safety Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Criminal Justice

  • First Aid

  • CPR and AED

  • Protective Safety Systems - Defensive Tactics

  • Fire Extinguisher Certificate

  • FEMA: Introduction to Incident Command System

  • Ladder Safety Training Certification

Dual Enrollment with MCCC

The Public Safety Program is a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor, Mr. Joseph Renzi, as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s). Public Safety students can earn credit at MCCC towards CJS 100 Intro to Criminal Justice.

SOAR/Articulation

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.

Click HERE and select Criminal Justice/Police Science 43.0107 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.