CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Public Safety I (8700/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8700
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Prerequisites:None
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.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Correction Services
    • Emergency and Fire Management Services
    • Law Enforcement Services
    • Security and Protective Services

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.