Corrections, Security, Law and Law Enforcement Services Pathway

  • Public Safety Academy logo This pathway prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for continued education and, ultimately, a successful career in law, public safety, security, emergency services, and police science. Careers in Corrections, Security & Law Enforcement involve planning, managing and providing legal, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

    Coursework in this pathway will enable students:

    • To obtain necessary skills through high quality classroom, laboratory, and field instruction
    • To earn professional certifications required for employment
    • To transition to postsecondary level institutions for additional education opportunities

    Your Options

    • Transfer program available at Olathe West High School (Public Safety Academy)

Career Opportunities

    • Forensic Science Technician
    • Fish and Game Warden
    • Detective or Criminal Investigator
    • Police Officer
    • Private Detective
    • Transit or Railroad Police
    • Bailiff
    • Sheriff's Patrol Officer
    • Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatch

Sequence of Courses

Course Title Academy/Program Grade Level Pathway Level Credit
Introduction to Public Safety 21st Century: Public Safety 9-10 Introductory 1.0
Accounting I 9-12 Technical 0.5
Accounting II 9-12 Technical 0.5
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers OATC 12 Technical 0.5
Business Communications 10-12 Technical 0.5
Business Economics 9-12 Technical 0.5
Business Law 9-12 Technical 0.5
Business Management 12 Technical 0.5
Civic Leadership Fundamentals - Legal Studies 21st Century: Public Safety 10 Technical 0.5
Forensic Science 21st Century: Public Safety 11-12 Technical 1.0
Hazardous Materials for the First Responder 21st Century: Public Safety 12 Technical 0.5
Law Enforcement I 21st Century: Public Safety 10-12 Technical 1.0
Public Safety Physical Education 21st Century: Public Safety 10-11 Technical 1.0
Civic Leadership Academy Senior Capstone - Youth Court 21st Century: Public Safety 12 Application 1.0
Civic Leadership Applications - Legal Studies 21st Century: Public Safety 11 Application 1.0
Law Enforcement II 21st Century: Public Safety 11-12 Application 1.0
Public Safety Senior Capstone 21st Century: Public Safety 12 Application 1.0

Credit Info - Corrections, Security

  • To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence and earn an industry recognized, comprehensive certification or pass a third-party, end-of-Pathway assessment. At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

    Offered at: Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Olathe West (21st Century Public Safety Academy)

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