Keeping Our Community Safe

Do you enjoy helping people? Our communities rely on professionals to ensure public safety, respond to community needs, and assist in times of crisis.  Emergency and Protective Services will train students in the areas of safety, security, firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency response.  Students in this program will engage in practical applications and exciting hands-on training within the lab and through field experiences with local agencies.  The need for certified professionals in this field is growing and students will have the opportunity to earn national, state, and local certifications.

  • Apply skills and procedures in lifesaving emergency medical treatment, firefighting, rescue techniques, and law enforcement.
  • Acquire hands-on training with fire and rescue equipment in the lab and at off-campus locations.
  • Develop the physical, mental, emotional and social skills needed for a variety of community service and safety careers.


Prospective Students

You should possess the following characteristics: physically fit, problem solver, team player, compassionate, and service oriented.

You Can Be

  • Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers
  • Immigration and customs inspectors
  • Police patrol officers
  • Firefighters and emergency responders
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Corrections and probation officers

Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net.

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education.

Earn College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See our list of universities we have articulation agreements with, and the PA SOAR Agreements this program is certified with at CollegeTransfer.NET.

Get Certified

Students in this program may earn the following industry certifications: 

  • OSHA 10-Hour Health Safety Certification
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • NIMS (National Incident Management System)

What’s It Like?