SS454YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    This social studies elective supports students’ understanding of trends affecting government and social responses to both manmade and natural disasters. Special emphasis on fire service, emergency medicine and homeland security. Team projects and socratic seminar are key components of this course. Students must take Disaster History and Disaster Science concurrently. Prerequisites: Passed 9th grade and 10th grade history with a “C” or higher to enroll.


    SS443YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    Introduction to the criminal justice system including agencies, processes and an analysis of the roles and problems of the criminal justice system in a democratic society. It will also include an examination of careers in policing.


    SS400YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    This course is an introduction to psychology for the law enforcement pathway. It will focus on understanding human behavior, both normal and deviant, and include an introduction to forensic psychology.


    SS456STDGE 0.5 Credit - Grades 11-12

    Students will explore the role and response of government through Homeland Security. Topics will include: emergency management responses to natural disasters, food contamination and cybersecurity threats. Students will be qualified through FEMA to participate in Community Emergency Response Teams.


    SS457STDGE 0.5 Credit - Grades 11-12

    Students will analyze the government process and explore intelligence collection methodologies, tasking processes, and analysis practices by comparing and contrasting the use of intelligence in homeland security. It uses a historical case study approach, analyzing both past and contemporary homeland security issues from an intelligence prospective. This course also analyzes the evolving relationship between intelligence and homeland security/homeland defense strategy from the beginning of WWI to the present. It includes an end-of-course research paper in which students will explore the US National Security options to deal with 21st Century homeland security issues.



    SC207YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    This course is designed for students seeking a career in understanding the scientific aspects of a fire and the evolution of epidemics and infectious diseases. The fire component of the course will use four major fire disasters to explain and identify basic fire chemistry and physics. This course will also identify different characteristics of fire materials, exploring fire protection systems, basic fire-control procedures and flammable liquids. The epidemics and infectious disease portion will focus on exploring major epidemics that have affected the world and how these epidemics changed the understanding of how scientists understand modern epidemiology. This course is designed to be taken with Disaster History. . Prerequisites: Passed physical science and biology with a “C” or higher to enroll.


    SC218YTDGE 1 Credit Grades 11-12

    This course provides students with an overview of skills necessary for entry-level employment in a fire science career. Students will learn basic firefighter theory and skills. Topics covered will include: fire science, leadership, organization, rules and regulations, firefighter safety, characteristics and behavior of fires, and fire prevention and control. Students will also learn fire equipment use, safety, maintenance, hazardous materials response techniques, incident command principles, and search and rescue techniques. This course will expose students to skills that they will be taught in a fire academy. Much of the course includes outdoors hands-on practical work.


    SC203YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    Interdisciplinary course which includes the application of scientific knowledge to solve crimes and legal problems. Students will have an opportunity to delve into the history of forensic science and possible career opportunities. This course is taught in a multidisciplinary approach, which includes the sciences (life science, chemistry, physics, and earth science), mathematics, technology, language arts and social studies. Prerequisite: Must pass two years of science.


    SC300YTDGE 1 Credit - Grade 12

    This course is designed to provide students with the basic theoretical and philosophical understanding of the investigatory process as well as fundamental investigation techniques such as crime scene analysis, collection, preservation, and testing of evidence, modus operandi, use of technology, types of evidence, and the science of criminalistics. Analysis of problems encountered in interviewing, interrogating, evidence collection, and admissibility will be examined. Application of investigation theories to the administration of justice will also be developed. Laboratory course. Prerequisite: Forensic Science I.


    SC132YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    EMS Science is a prerequisite for the EMT Class. It serves as the fundamental baseline coursework for careers in Emergency Medical Services. Topics covered are medical and trauma emergencies, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and terrorism. Students will also be certified by Operation Underground Railroad in the Signs of Human Trafficking.


    SC130YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    This prehospital training course provides lectures and skills practice required for entry-level practitioners to train for the management of medical and trauma patients at the basic life support level.