Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security career cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. This career cluster houses three programs of study to provide students will opportunities in all areas of security: Criminal Justice and Correction Services, Pre-Law, and Fire Management Services.

Programs of Study

The Criminal Justice and Correction Services program of study prepares students for a range of careers in law enforcement, crime scene analysis, forensic science, public safety, and criminal justice. Course content emphasizes procedures and laws governing the application of justice in the United States, from constitutional rights to crisis scenario management and the elements of criminal investigations. Upon completion of this program of study, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skill preparation for postsecondary or career opportunities in many law- and justice-related fields.

Course Standards

The Fire Management Services program of study is designed for students interested in becoming a firefighter or fire management professional. The sequence of courses provides comprehensive preparation in firefighter safety, fire behavior, building construction guidelines, use of firefighter equipment, safety with hazardous materials, and more. Upon completion of this POS, students will have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a Firefighter I, and will be prepared, after graduation, to further their instruction at a training facility.

Course Standards

1Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.

The Pre-Law program of study is designed for students interested in legal services careers. In this program of study, course content covers a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the American legal system, including basic principles common to business, personal, criminal and civil law. Other topics include legal careers, the justice system, juvenile justice, immigration law, ethics, and professionalism. Upon completion of this program of study, students will be prepared to pursue advanced study in law and criminal justice.             

Course Standards