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Career Cluster : Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Pathways

Pathway Description: Workers in the Correction Services pathway are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. While the primary mission of corrections is protection of the public, many in this field are involved with the treatment, education and reintegration of offenders.

Secondary CTE Courses

Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Careers: A course designed to give students an overview and history of careers in the field of Law, Public Safety, corrections and Security. Areas of study include but are not limited to corrections services, emergency and fire management services, security and protective services, law enforcement services and legal services. A job-shadowing component is included and this course gives the student a strong foundation for the law, public safety and security pathways. This may be taught as a career exploration course in conjunction with other foundation Career Cluster courses.

Information Technology Applications: Students will practice ethical use of technology tools to manage personal schedules and contact information, create memos and notes, prepare simple reports and other business communications, manage computer operations and file storage, and use electronic mail and Internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.

Other Courses and Elective Activities: Local student organization activities, including public speaking, record keeping and work-based experiences.

Pathway Description: Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Firefighters and emergency services workers help protect the public against these dangers by rapidly responding to a variety of emergencies. They are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries or perform other vital functions.

Secondary CTE Courses

Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Careers: A course designed to give students an overview and history of careers in the field of Law, Public Safety, corrections and Security. Areas of study include but are not limited to corrections services, emergency and fire management services, security and protective services, law enforcement services and legal services. A job-shadowing component is included and this course gives the student a strong foundation for the law, public safety and security pathways. This may be taught as a career exploration course in conjunction with other foundation Career Cluster courses.

Information Technology Applications: Students will practice ethical use of technology tools to manage personal schedules and contact information, create memos and notes, prepare simple reports and other business communications, manage computer operations and file storage, and use electronic mail and Internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.

Other Courses and Elective Activities: Local student organization activities, including public speaking, record keeping and work-based experiences.

Secondary CTE Courses

Pathway Description: The legal system affects nearly every aspect of our society, from buying a home to crossing the street. Workers in the Legal Services pathway form the backbone of this vital system, linking it to society in myriad ways. For this reason, they hold positions of great responsibility and are obligated to adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Secondary CTE Courses

Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Careers: A course designed to give students an overview and history of careers in the field of Law, Public Safety, corrections and Security. Areas of study include but are not limited to corrections services, emergency and fire management services, security and protective services, law enforcement services and legal services. A job-shadowing component is included and this course gives the student a strong foundation for the law, public safety and security pathways. This may be taught as a career exploration course in conjunction with other foundation Career Cluster courses.

Information Technology Applications: Students will practice ethical use of technology tools to manage personal schedules and contact information, create memos and notes, prepare simple reports and other business communications, manage computer operations and file storage, and use electronic mail and Internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.

Other Courses and Elective Activities: Local student organization activities, including public speaking, record keeping and work-based experiences.

Pathway Description: Security personnel often work in public buildings such as museums or art galleries to protect paintings and exhibits by inspecting people and packages entering and leaving the building. In factories, laboratories, government buildings, data processing centers, and military bases, security officers protect information, products, computer codes, and defense secrets and check the credentials of people and vehicles entering and leaving the premises.

Secondary CTE Courses

Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Careers: A course designed to give students an overview and history of careers in the field of Law, Public Safety, corrections and Security. Areas of study include but are not limited to corrections services, emergency and fire management services, security and protective services, law enforcement services and legal services. A job-shadowing component is included and this course gives the student a strong foundation for the law, public safety and security pathways. This may be taught as a career exploration course in conjunction with other foundation Career Cluster courses.

Information Technology Applications: Students will practice ethical use of technology tools to manage personal schedules and contact information, create memos and notes, prepare simple reports and other business communications, manage computer operations and file storage, and use electronic mail and Internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.

Other Courses and Elective Activities: Local student organization activities, including public speaking, record keeping and work-based experiences.


The Perkins crosswalk of educational programs of study to occupations identifies a number of programs relevant to this career cluster:

22.0000 Legal Studies, General.
22.0001 Pre-Law Studies.
22.0101 Law.
22.0201 Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
22.0202 Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
22.0203 American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
22.0204 Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
22.0205 Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
22.0206 Comparative Law.
22.0207 Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
22.0208 Health Law.
22.0209 International Law and Legal Studies.
22.0210 International Business, Trade, and Tax Law.
22.0211 Tax Law/Taxation.
22.0212 Intellectual Property Law.
22.0299 Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
22.0301 Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary.
22.0302 Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
22.0303 Court Reporting/Court Reporter.
22.0399 Legal Support Services, Other.
22.9999 Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
43.0102 Corrections.
43.0103 Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
43.0104 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
43.0106 Forensic Science and Technology.
43.0107 Criminal Justice/Police Science.
43.0109 Security and Loss Prevention Services.
43.0110 Juvenile Corrections.
43.0111 Criminalistics and Criminal Science.
43.0112 Securities Services Administration/Management.
43.0113 Corrections Administration.
43.0114 Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing.
43.0115 Law Enforcement Record-Keeping and Evidence Management.
43.0116 Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
43.0117 Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation.
43.0118 Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis.
43.0119 Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations.
43.0120 Protective Services Operations.
43.0121 Suspension and Debarment Investigation.
43.0122 Maritime Law Enforcement.
43.0123 Cultural/Archaelogical Resources Protection.
43.0199 Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
43.0201 Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
43.0202 Fire Services Administration.
43.0203 Fire Science/Fire-fighting.
43.0204 Fire Systems Technology.
43.0205 Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention.
43.0206 Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation.
43.0299 Fire Protection, Other.
43.0301 Homeland Security.
43.0302 Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.
43.0303 Critical Infrastructure Protection.
43.0304 Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations.
43.0399 Homeland Security, Other.
43.9999 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.

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