Public Safety

Public Safety (PS) 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 may earn the American Heart Certifications (Heartsaver CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens), American College of Surgeons Certification for Bleeding Control and Opioid Training. 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 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.

Mid Michigan Community College Pharmacy Technician Program Students who have successfully completed the MOCC-Allied Health first year program will be eligible to apply and may be able to earn college-credit at little to no cost by dual-enrolling with MID through MOCC, as an Advanced Training program. In addition, dual-enrollment may be available through your local High School Counselor.  Students can earn up to 13 credits their senior year.  This opportunity is available during the MOCC-PM SESSION ONLY.  A commitment to additional courses, which includes 11 credit hours after graduation is required for students who want to earn their certification. Students will be responsible for all costs associated with courses after high school graduation.

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.

Firefighting I & II (FIRE) FIRE students will work toward eligibility to take the State of Michigan Firefighter I & II Certification Exam, which includes Hazardous Material-Operations Certification.  Curriculum includes classroom book-work, lab time, and Work Based Learning with regional fire departments.  Please Note:  This program has required training hours.