CTE Public Safety

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Shiawassee RESD's Career and Technical Education Public Safety Program


Course Description

Students in the Public Safety program will receive an introductory level, broad-based overview of careers in the Public Safety Pathway. Students will learn through classroom instruction, various guest speakers, real-world scenarios, mock incidents, and field trips. The curriculum consists of hands-on and lab-based experiences focusing on teamwork, community service projects, mental health, crisis prevention, emergency medical training, professional public safety standards, emergency management, crime scene investigations, forensics, and professional certifications. Students will also begin working on their portfolio, building foundational skills and certifications mandatory in almost all public safety careers. Classes held at the CCRC in Vernon.

This is a State-approved CTE Program.

Instructional Topics

  • Basic Medical including First Aid/CPR
  • Mental Health 
  • Physical Fitness Requirements
  • Public Safety Career Opportunities 
  • Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Relations Skills
  • Constitutional and Michigan Compiled Laws
  • Leadership and Teamwork


Program Prerequisites

Students must have completed the 10th grade of high school and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must be 16 years of age or turn 16 in grade 11 and complete the RESD orientation.  Year 2 students must be in good academic standing to enroll.


High School/College Credits

Students who successfully complete Public Safety will earn high school credit and will also have the opportunity to earn articulated college credit.



Year 1

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Stop the Bleed
  • AED
  • SafeSchools Certifications
  • FEMA Certifications

Year 2

  • Emergency Medical Responder
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