This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety and protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.
The Criminal Justice program provides students with an understanding of the difference between the civil and criminal codes in the American Legal System, with a particular emphasis on criminal and civil cases decided by local, state and federal courts. Areas of study include civil law, criminal law, legal and ethical issues, corrections, policing and the government.
The Emergency Telecommunications program is designed for the student interested in a career in the emergency communications field. Areas of study will include telecommunication centers, dispatching, use of 911 computer systems, participation in emergency scenarios, and call processing.
The Fire Science program provides students with an introduction to fire science techniques and processes. The program provides the skills and knowledge affecting wildland fire behavior and suppression, fire investigations, fire prevention, CPR/First Aid, engine companies, and potential hazards and human factors on the fire line.
The Forensic Science program introduces the principles and procedures employed in criminal and civil investigations. Areas of studies include scientific endeavors such as medicine, pathology, psychology, geology, entomology, fingerprint technology, chemistry, and biology. Emphasis will be put on gathering, analyzing, and interpreting physical evidence, using modern laboratory technologies and procedures.
The Law Enforcement program provides
students with an introduction to law enforcement techniques and processes.
Areas of study include basic functions of a law enforcement officer such as:
written policies, quality control, court system, law, interrogations, use of
force, and emergency management.