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Public Safety

Students will learn law enforcement terminology, classifications and elements of crime, and how various court systems are used to judge and punish offenders. Private Security is an ever-expanding industry that requires trained professionals that can detect, deter, and investigate the crime. Students will learn self-defense and subject control techniques, methods to conduct patrols, surveillance, and traffic procedures. The student will learn the role and responsibilities of a correctional officer including processing inmates, maintaining security in a correctional setting, and understanding inmate mental health needs.

Students will analyze and practice skills outlined in the Ohio Department of Public Safety Fire protection and Ohio Emergency Medical Services rules and regulations in preparation for Firefighter I & II curriculum and EMT licensure. Students learn the history of firefighting, ground operations, fire science, fire suppression, use of protective equipment, rescue equipment, tools, and appliances. Students will apply knowledge by training with fire equipment, live-fire exercises, and practicing a variety of rescue situations. Students will apply knowledge and skills to advanced training in fire suppression, fire science, rescue, equipment, tools, appliances, and hazardous materials operations. Students who successfully complete this course at a chartered institution will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Ohio EMT certification.

Public Safety Instructor

Anthony Davis

Phone: 330-729-4100 EXT: 1521

Email: anthony.davis@mahoningctc.com

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Students in this program will learn:

  • The importance of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement
  • Students will have the opportunity to sit for the OPOTA certification exam as a private security guard
  • Students will be prepared to work in a correctional setting and learn the roles and responsibility of a correctional officer
  • Report writing, traffic investigation, and law enforcement
  • Crime scene investigation and processing
  • Students will learn self-defense and subject control techniques, methods to conduct patrols, surveillance, and traffic procedures
  • The foundational concepts of firefighting safety and emergency medical services
  • Students learn the history of firefighting, ground operations, fire science, fire suppression, use of protective equipment, rescue equipment, tools, and appliances
  • Students will train with fire equipment and practice a variety of rescue techniques
  • After completion of Firefighter 1 students will apply their knowledge to another level in preparation for their Firefighter 2 test
  • Students will assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of illnesses and injuries in the process of providing pre-hospital care to provide life-saving first aid

College Connection

Public Safety Higher Education Options

Graduates can continue on to either a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice, with a focus on either police science/police administration or corrections, offered at Youngstown State University and Kent State University. Because of age and education requirements in most public security areas, a three- or four-year delay is likely before you can legally become a public peace officer. Your MCCTC Criminal Justice education can also help you specialize in security, intelligence, or police work in the armed forces.

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Career Resources

Public Safety Career Options

Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Retail/Industrial Security Specialist
  • Store Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Firefighter

Public Safety Industry Credentials

  • Corrections (TBD)
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 (10)
  • Dispatch (2)
  • ASP Baton (1)
  • CPR (1)
  • OSHA (1)
  • FFI &FFII (12 credits)
  • EMT (12 credits)
  • CPR (1)
  • OSHA (1)

    Public Safety Industry Organization

    Ohio Means Jobs
    can help guide your career search.

    Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

    7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

    High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

    The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

    The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

    Governing Board Members

    • Mr. Michael Stanko, President
    • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Vice-president
    • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
    • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
    • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
    • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
    • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member

    Additional Board Information

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