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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Public safety is a term used to describe the administration of justice, public order, and protection. This can include legal services, the courts, police, fire, correctional, and parole institutions, as well as investigative and security services. Public safety nationwide is projected to add more than 364,000 jobs by 2020. About a third of the new jobs created will be in government, while another 40% will be in the investigation and security services industry. Private detectives and investigators, security guards, forensic science technicians, paralegals, and firefighters, are among the fastest growing jobs in public safety. Renewed national interest in public safety and security should help expand opportunities for employment in this sector. Numerous job openings will stem from employment growth attributable to the desire for increased corporate, industrial, and homeland security.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, psychology, and science, along with active listening, social perceptiveness, and critical thinking, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Biology Chemistry Fire Science Government JROTC Law Enforcement

(Sources: O*Net 2012 and Arizona Tech Prep 2011)

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range* Typical Training Required

Correctional Officers and Jailers

$32,680 - $36,140

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Firefighters

$29,380 - $40,820

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Forensic Science Technicians

$36,850 - $42,540

Associate’s Degree

Paralegals

$32,180 - $37,910

Associate’s Degree

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

$49,560 - $54,940

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2011

Program

College/Skill Center

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Studies Administration of Justice: Comprehensive Administration of Justice: Fundamentals Advanced Corrections Basic Corrections Corrections Court Reporting: Broadcast Captioning Court Reporting: CART Court Reporting: Judicial Court Reporting: Scoping/Transcription Crime and Accident Scene Photography Crime and Intelligence Analysis Crime Scene Investigation

Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Mesa, Scottsdale Phoenix Phoenix Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay Phoenix, Scottsdale Chandler-Gilbert Phoenix, Scottsdale

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Program Administration of Justice, continued Crime Scene Technology Detention Services Evidence Technology Evidence Technology Fingerprint Classification and Identification Forensic Investigation Forensic Science Forensic Science: Crime Lab Forensic Technology Global Citizenship Homeland Security Information Security Forensics Judicial Studies Justice and Government Agency Administration Justice and Gov. Agency Administration Level I Justice and Gov. Agency Administration Level II Justice Studies

College/Skill Center Phoenix, Scottsdale Rio Salado Phoenix Estrella Mountain Phoenix, Scottsdale Mesa Chandler-Gilbert Scottsdale Phoenix Mesa Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay Chandler-Gilbert Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa,

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Program Administration of Justice, continued Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Investigator Law Enforcement Technology Law Enforcement Training Academy Legal Administrative Assistant Legal Studies Paralegal Paralegal Studies Police Academy Preparation Level I Police Science Police Supervision Public Safety Technology Victimology FIRE SCIENCE Driver Operator Emergency Management Emergency Response and Operations Fire Academy Fire Investigation

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College/Skill Center Scottsdale Scottsdale Glendale Rio Salado Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale Maricopa Skill Center Mesa Rio Salado Phoenix Scottsdale Mesa, Scottsdale Glendale Rio Salado Mesa

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, South Mountain Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado Glendale Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Program

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College/Skill Center

Fire Science, continued Fire Officer Leadership Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Fire Science Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Fire Science Technology Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale Firefighter Operations Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado Hazardous Materials Response Phoenix EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)* Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedicine)* Basic Emergency Medical Technology* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Level I* Emergency Communications and Deployment* Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology* Emergency Medical Technology* Paramedicine* *Also in Health Sciences

Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Glendale, Mesa Glendale, Mesa Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley

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