CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Public Safety II (8701/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8701
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Public Safety I (8700/36 weeks, 140 hours)
Students perform procedures related to law enforcement and firefighting occupations, including learning policing; the rule of law; the role of the courts, including juvenile justice; the terror threat; the history and fundamentals of the fire service; fire behavior; building construction; ventilation; salvage, overhaul, and cause of fire; the value of fire prevention and public fire education programs; fire suppression techniques; forcible entry methods; hazardous materials (HAZMAT) standards; and equipment related to firefighting and criminal justice.
 
Note: Students must be at least 16 years old by the first day of the course offering.

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.