Emergency & Protective Services


CIP Code: 43.9999

Instructor: Mr. Stein

Program Overview

The Emergency and Protective Services program offers a comprehensive public safety education to students interested in pursuing a career or volunteering in the emergency medical, law enforcement, fire, security, industrial safety or emergency management services. Students work with protective service professionals to gain first-hand experience in all areas of these exciting professions. Units of study include cadet firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, communications and report writing, public speaking and physical training.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you feel like you work well under pressure?
  • Do you like helping people?
  • Can you work with individuals and groups?
  • Do you see yourself working in a protective field such as law enforcement, security, emergency rescue, or fire safety?

Inside the Industry

Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedics $33,910
Firefighters $63,660
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $68,110
Transit and Railroad Police $74,030
Animal Control Workers $58,990
Security Guards $29,680
Crossing Guards $29,540
Transportation Security Screeners $41,490

Criminal justice students at work, photo 1      Criminal justice students at work, photo 2      Criminal justice students at work, photo 3 


 Possible Careers 

  • Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers Postsecondary
  • Police, Fire & Ambulance Dispatchers
  • Immigration & Customs Inspectors
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Police Patrol Officers

 Potential Certifications 

  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED
  • American Heart Association First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • National Emergency Responder Certification
  • National Incident Management Systems Certification (NIMS 100,200,700 & 800)
  • Hazardous Materials for First Responder Awareness Certificate (HAZMAT)

 Statewide Articulation Agreements