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					CABRILLO COLLEGE

Public Safety Training Program
    Harry Bidleman, Director
           479-5042
               Job Opportunities
    Estimated Number Of Annual Hires
   Law Enforcement:
     Local - 35
     Regional – 450

     State – 3,170

   Fire:
     Local – 17
     Regional – 280

     State – 1,900
          Minimum Qualifications
   Age of 18, but most agencies require 21
   US citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has
    applied for citizenship
   Graduation from US high school or equivalent. Some agencies
    require college units and/or a college degree
   Assessment of reading and writing ability
   Assessment of physical abilities
   Assessment of oral communication skills
   No felony convictions; fingerprint and criminal history check
   Medical and psychological evaluations
   *Thorough background investigation*
    Criminal Justice Career Options
   Law Enforcement:
     Sworn Positions:
     Federal agencies like FBI, DEA, US Marshal, Secret
      Service, ICE, etc..
     State agencies such as CHP, DOJ, State Parks
     Local agencies include city police, county sheriff

   Non-Sworn Positions:
       Records clerks, dispatchers, Community Service
        Officers, CSI, administrative staff
    Criminal Justice Career Options
   Courts:
       Attorney, court reporter, court interpreter, court
        clerk, court security
   Corrections:
     Probation Officer
     Parole Officer

     Custodial or Correctional Officer

     Support staff: counselors, administrative staff, etc..
    Criminal Justice Career Options
   Private Industry:
     Private Security – personal security, physical security,
      information security, retail security
     Private Investigator

     Background Investigators
                     Fire Career Options

   MUNICIPAL FIREFIGHTERS save lives and property and respond to
    all-risks and all-hazards. A typical job is to extinguish house fires, rescue and
    treat victims at accident scenes and care for the sick and injured by giving
    emergency medical care.
   WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS suppress wildland fires by means of
    deploying hand lines, helicopter drop operations and cutting firebreaks with
    hand tools, chainsaws, and heavy equipment such as bulldozers.
   FIRE ENGINEERS drive to emergencies, pump water from the fire engine
    to the nozzle, calculate hose line water pressures, and operate/maintain all fire
    engine and truck equipment including jaws-of-life, airbags and urban search
    and rescue equipment. They also operate the aerial ladder and nozzles.
   FIRE INSPECTORS AND FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST
    conduct life and safety building inspections, do fire code enforcement, work
    in all aspects of fire sprinkler system design, installation and inspection, and
    do hazard reduction and weed abatement programs in the community.
               Fire Career Options
   FIRE INVESTIGATORS conduct unintentional and arson
    investigation to discover the ignition source of a possible threat
    or incident. This is the “CSI” division of the fire service.
   HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPECIALIST respond to and
    resolve hazardous spills and leaks and monitor the use of
    hazardous materials in industry.
   Firefighting also includes: EMTs Most firefighters are trained
    to at least the level of emergency medical technician. Typical
    responses include caring for victims of violent crimes, vehicle
    accidents, emergency childbirth and medical calls. Some
    firefighters with more technical medical training are Paramedics
    who give advanced life support.
          Department Programs

                    Public Safety
                    Department




                                     Emergency Medical
Criminal Justice   Fire Technology
                                         Services
               Degrees Offered
   Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice/Law
    Enforcement
   Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal
    Justice/Corrections
   Associate in Science Degree in Law Enforcement
   Associate in Science Degree in Corrections
   Associate in Arts Degree in Fire Technology
   Associate in Science Degree in Fire Technology
   Associate in Science Degree in Fire Service
    Management
      Certificates of Achievement
   Community Service Officer Skills Certificate.
   Certificate of Achievement in Fire Service
    Management.
   Emergency Medical Technician Skills
    Certificate.
        Articulation Agreements
   We currently have agreements with County
    Office of Education ROP Program for:
     Administration of Justice at Watsonville HS, Pajaro
      Valley HS, Aptos HS, Scotts Valley HS, Soquel HS,
      Harbor HS and Costanoa HS.
     Fire Technology at Watsonville campus and Central
      Fire Department.
           What We Don’t Offer
   Police or Fire Academy
   Paramedic Training
   Private Security Training
   Paralegal Training

				
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