The Protective Services Program here at Jeff Tech is designed to maximize a cadet’s marketability after graduation. Newly acquired skills will enable the cadet to walk-on to several entry-level jobs that are in high demand not just in our area, but all across the United States. Cadets will have developed the mental, physical, and moral attributes to be successful in the Protective Services fields. Although this is a great start that will undoubtedly lead to an excellent career, cadets are encouraged to continue seeking higher education and participate in military service. This will aid in furthering the cadet’s experience and knowledge in a chosen field. A few possible career paths are Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Fighting, and Security.
Cadets enrolling in the program should understand how academics are a number one priority. However there is much more to being in the profession. Cadets will engage in a daily regimen of physical fitness and will be required to keep their uniforms along with appearance up to standard. Cadets will be molded in to a “total package” to provide the best candidate that potential employers want and need.
Throughout the program Cadets will build confidence in themselves and their peers. They will receive training in a safe and healthy environment where learning is enhanced by a variety of methods. Responsibility and leadership are key parts of the program that will follow them throughout their career. Cadets must possess a “failure is not an option” attitude every day to succeed as this program will be challenging both mentally and physically. The reward of gaining these valuable certifications and experience, that will pay off in the future, is worth the extra effort.
This is a brand new program at Jeff Tech. For the first year students will receive instruction in BLS for health care providers, PA EMT-Basic, and FEMA certifications that most protective services personnel are now required to obtain. Self-Defense tactics will be introduced and built upon yearly. The proper handling and use of firearms in a safe manner will likely be added to the curriculum. Cadets will have to manage their time wisely as many of the certifications that will be offered this year and in the future require much study time. When the four years of curriculum is aligned a complete list of certifications, articulation agreements, and general classes will be posted. Future cadets and interested parties may view the Security and Protective Services Student Handout, under the Contents link, that will be issued at the beginning of every school year.
Questions regarding the program can be emailed to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified on March 7, 2008