Protective Services

Protective Services

This challenging instructional program prepares students to apply the technical knowledge and skills required to perform entry-level duties as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or as another safety services provider. The program stresses the techniques, methods, and procedures peculiar to the areas of criminal justice and fire protection, especially in emergency and disaster situations. Physical development and self confidence skills are emphasized due to the nature of the specific occupations. In addition to the application of mathematics, science, and physics, students receive training in social and psychological skills, map reading, vehicle and equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical care, appropriate emergency assessment, treatment, and communication. Students who complete the program will be prepared for careers in a variety of public service professions.