Public Safety

This a one-year program that introduces students to careers within the public safety pathway: Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Responding to Medical Emergencies, and Court/Corrections Systems. Students are also introduced to career opportunities within the Public Safety fields (Corrections Officer, Firefighter, EMT, Dispatcher), the Military and Homeland Security positions. The curriculum consists of hands-on experiences, physical fitness and wellness training, and classroom presentations and lectures based on a variety of career-related topics. Students will enhance self‚Äźdiscipline, leadership skills, and the ability to function as part of a team throughout the class. Qualified students may be eligible to return for Advanced Training and earn certification in the Corrections Academy (COR), the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Firefighter I & II (FIRE). See Advanced Training Opportunities.

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 our 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.

Advanced Allied Health This is a one-year Advanced Training program for completers.  In addition, a senior who has not attended MOCC or is from another MOCC program may apply by an application.  The course will include Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Phlebotomy.  In addition, students will choose a concentration area in Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). 


Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Concentration During the first Semester, 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.  During second Semester, additional training and certification opportunities include, Electrocardiogram (EKG), Medication Administration and Phlebotomy.  Work Based Learning (WBL) may be applicable.


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Concentration 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.  Additional training and certification opportunities include, Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Phlebotomy.   


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