Public Safety & Protective Services

Public Safety & Protective Services is a one-year program that introduces students to various career fields that serve the community. Students are introduced to career opportunities within the Public Safety and Protective Services fields that include: Police Officer, Social Worker, Firefighter, Corrections Officer, EMT, 911 Dispatcher, Probation/Parole, Military, Forensic Science, Mental Health Services and more. The curriculum consists of hands-on experiences focusing on a code of ethics, community service projects, physical and/or mental health fitness, work exploration and field-trips relating to various forms of public safety and Protective Services. Students will thrive in self‐discipline, leadership skills and teamwork throughout this program. Public Safety & Protective Services students focus on Career Readiness skills and career related certifications, such as, CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Stop the Bleeding, Psychological First Aid and Hunters Safety and Opioid training. Students interested in Advanced Training may return for a 2nd year in Public Safety and Protective Services for Work Based Learning off campus and/or continue learning through the Law and Public Safety Education Network curriculum (LAPSEN) or Michigan State Police to earn Dispatch Certification.

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Public Safety and Protective Services Program Syllabus

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MOCC Advanced Training Opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the Allied Health or Public Safety program, as juniors, have the option to enroll in one of the Advanced Training programs their senior year.   Other seniors may apply for these programs too.  Please see your High School Counselor for more information.  All advanced courses are structured for competency-based group instruction using state-approved curriculum and are sanctioned by the appropriate accrediting organization where applicable. Students who meet requirements and progress satisfactorily through the course will have the opportunity to take the written and hands-on assessments and earn their license/certification.  Each Advanced Training program has required training hours.

Allied Health Career Pathway

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) This is a one (1) Semester program only, CNA students will study all aspects of personal care, taking vital signs and learning patient transfer techniques.  Students will work toward eligibility to take the CNA State of Michigan Certification Exam.  Certification will allow the student to be employed as a CNA in a nursing home, hospital or other care facility.  Work Based Learning (WBL) may be applicable.  Please Note:  This program has required training hours.

Allied Health or Public Safety Career Pathway

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMT students will work toward eligibility to take the National Registry of EMT’s Certification Exam.  Curriculum includes classroom book-work, lab time, and clinical rotations in the hospital and ambulance setting.  Students may be employed by a fire department, ambulance, or hospital as an EMT upon successful completion of the NREMT Exam and State Licensure.  Please Note:  This program has required training hours.

Public Safety Career Pathway

Corrections Academy (COR) This is a one-year Advanced Training program for Public Safety completers. In addition, a senior who has not attended MOCC or is from another MOCC program may apply by application.  Corrections students who successfully complete each module of the academy and pass the final exam will be certified as a Local Corrections Officer.  The academy curriculum consists of book-work and physical training. In order to be hired by a Sheriff’s Office, students must also successfully pass the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council written examination, proctored by EMPCO, which tests students’ mental fitness in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, and situational reasoning. Students must also successfully pass the Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT) to be hired by a Sheriff’s Office. This is the only high school-level corrections academy in Michigan sanctioned by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating & Training Council. Upon successful completion of all requirements, students may be employed at a county jail as a Corrections Officer.  Further details about the academy requirements can be found at Please Note:  This program has required training hours.