Criminal Justice/Public Safety
Instructor: Geoffrey Farrell - View Geoffrey Farrell's Profile
The Criminal Justice/Public Safety program is designed to provide students with a foundation for immediate employment upon graduation in a variety of related job sectors or to prepare them for continuing studies in a post-secondary setting.
Students entering the program will explore the broad spectrum of careers related to police, security, emergency services, and law and criminal justice.
The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, field trips and the use of many hands-on practical exercises and real-world examples of the day-to-day situations encountered in the various careers. Students will have the opportunity to earn valuable certifications that will prepare them for future careers and can help jumpstart their employment after graduation. These include, First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician -Basic, Incident Command, CPR, First Aid and Hazardous Materials Awareness.
In addition job shadows, ride-alongs, and cooperative education positions will be made available to the students.
Students should have grade-level appropriate skills in Math, English and Science.
Students may earn embedded credits in: Social Studies and or Science
It is planned that college credit will be available to students during the’10-’11 school year to help provide a jump start to students’ post secondary education.
Check out a recent news feature on the program, aired in January 2014 on WCAX Burlington