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Public Safety - Program Description

This program focuses on the field of Public Safety and explores careers in criminal justice and firefighting. Juniors in this program will learn criminal justice techniques. Seniors in this program will learn firefighting practices and techniques. Students will also have an opportunity of earning between 12-16 College Credit Hours in Criminal Justice from Eastern Gateway Community College.

Students in this program will learn:

  • Traffic investigation and enforcement
  • Report writing
  • Crime scene investigation and processing
  • Private and industrial security
  • Search and seizure laws & arrest
  • Unarmed self-defense

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.

Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:

Career Resources

Public Safety Industry Credentials

  • FFI &FFII (12 credits)
  • EMT (12 credits)
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 (10 credits)
  • Dispatch (3 credits)
  • CPR (1 credit)
  • OSHA (1 credit)
    • Public Safety Industry Organization

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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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