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HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE OFFERINGS

Emergency Medical Responder
Prerequisite: Approved Application

Learn to provide immediate care to an ill or injured person and to assist emergency medical service EMS providers.  Completion of this class will provide a strong background useful in lifeguard positions, fire service, sports medicine, ski patrol, medical facilities and in preparation for the EMT course.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • The human body
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • Establishing an airway
  • Patient assessment
  • Circulation
  • Illness and injury
  • Childbirth and children
  • EMS operations
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Internship (optional)

Sequential options: Fire Science, Sports Medicine, Criminal Justice, Health Care

 

Fire Science 
Prerequisite: Approved Application, EMR

Explore career opportunities in fire protection and fire safety for people and property. This class is for the student seriously considering a future career in the fire service. 
COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction and orientation
  • Building Construction/Fire Prevention
  • Fire protection career opportunities
  • Entry into fire service
  • Fire department resources and administration
  • Emergency medical services- hospital care in fire service
  • Fire department facilities and equipment
  • Character and behavior of fire
  • Wild land interface
  • Tool identification/Ropes and knots
  • Safety
  • Fire extinguishment/Salvage Operations
  • Fire communications
  • Firefighter health and fitness
  • Water Supply/Hoses
  • Employment literacy/Station Life
  • Search and Rescue
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

Sequential options: Fire Science Academy

Crime Scene Investigation
Prerequisite: Approved Application

Learn the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, elements of fingerprinting, how to perform a gunshot residue test, evidence collecting and processing methods, and the use of forensic light source technology.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills, professional development, strong academic skills, problem solving, safety, and the use of technology.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Ethics and integrity
  • History of law enforcement forensics
  • Review of report writing
  • Latent print investigations
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensic photography
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Law enforcement forensics field work
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

Additional Information
Prerequisite: successful completion of Administration of Justice course.

Criminal Justice

Overview — Criminal Justice — Law Enforcement is  designed to prepare you for employment in law enforcement at the state, local, and federal levels, as well as in the field of private security. The program includes an opportunity for participation in an optional pair of courses as internships within law enforcement agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Determine the nature of a problem and decide on a legal and logical course of action
  • Recall details on specific people or incidents and properly document the details for future use in civil or criminal proceedings
  • Deal with persons of all cultures on a professional basis
  • Exhibit emotional stability and react calmly in emergency situations
  • Develop skills for the efficient and safe use of equipment, firearms and vehicles
  • Possess a broad understanding of government, the criminal justice process, and supporting agencies

Possible Careers:

Deputy Sheriff
Investigator
Jailer
Police Officer
Private Security Professional
Probation and Parole Agents

Sports Medicine

Prerequisite: None

Learn the basic skills and fundamental procedures that will prevent injuries and increase athletic performance, including nutritional guidelines, protective sports equipment, psychological aspects of competition, and training and conditioning.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment of vital signs
  • Immediate and temporary care
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise physiology; rehabilitative exercise
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Facility management
  • Ankle, foot and lower leg injuries
  • Knee and thigh injuries
  • Wrist and hand injuries elbow and shoulder; head, neck and back injuries
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

Sequential options: