COURSE CODE: 8700

Public Safety I

SCED Code: 15101
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students perform procedures related to law enforcement and firefighting occupations, including learning the history of the criminal justice system; policing skills; the rule of law; crime scene investigation; the role of the courts; communications systems; first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques; protective devices; the history and fundamentals of the fire service; rescue procedures; and procedures for using personal protective equipment (PPE), the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), water supply, hoses, and nozzles.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Correction Services
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation, Parole Officer
Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Fire Investigator
  • Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
Law Enforcement Services
  • Customs Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • U.S. Marshal
Security and Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

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