Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Courses


Human Services ICON100The Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster uses your love of people and passion for your community to prepare for careers in law, public safety and security. Responsibilities may include protecting people from harm, crime, or natural disasters.  Job itshere200opportunities range from public safety officers to legal services.

The hiring of firefighters is expected to grow.  Job prospects will be better for firefighters who have industry certifications and firefighter and paramedic training. The continued need for legal services will mean more lawyers will need to be hired in the next few years.  Attorneys may not necessarily work at law firms. Corporations and the federal government sometimes choose to hire lawyers on staff to save money.  Security guards will remain an important part of our workforce in the coming years to help protect people and property from criminals, vandalism, and terrorism.


Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Career Cluster PDF

Middle School Courses

No Courses at this time

High School Courses

  1. Criminal Justice I & II: #8702, #8703 (ACE)
  2. Firefighting I & 2: #8705, #8706 (ACE)

Do You Like To…

  • Make a difference in your community?
  • Show empathy, compassion, and desire to help ?
  • Put people at ease and give them a sense of safety?
  • Show courage and work in the face of danger?
  • Demonstrate your inner strength to survive in a demanding profession?

Sample Careers

  • Judge
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Court Reporter
  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Immigration and Customs Inspector
  • Fire Fighter
  • Rescue Worker (EMT, Paramedic)
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Specialist
  • Certified Security Officer
  • Park Ranger

High school certifications, licenses and related college majors:

High School/Industry CertificationsCertificate/LicenseCollege Degree Examples
Criminal Justice/CSICriminology
Criminal Science
Legal Studies
All CTE trade and industry classes offer the Workplace Readiness Skills Test

In Demand Careers

Education NeededOccupationMedian SalaryJob Growth
Over next 10 years
Job Openings
Projected over next 10 years
Paralegals and Legal Assistants$51,740 per year12% (Much faster than average)39,000
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers$65,170 per year5% (Faster than average)40,600
Degree or more
Lawyers$122,960 per year6% (As fast as average)50,100
Degree or more
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators$63,930 per year8% (Faster than average)600
Degree or more
Judge$120,090 per year2%1,100
Degree or more
Information Security Analysts$99,730 per year31% (Much faster than average)40,900

Student Leadership Organizations
FBLA is the high school division of
Future Business Leaders of
America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events), leadership development, and educational programs. Students will prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities.

Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of experiences related to students’ career interests, based on instructional preparation, and undertaken in partnership with local businesses or organizations. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world work environment. Work-Based Learning promotes Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.

Career Ambassadors
The Career Ambassador Program offers high school seniors an opportunity to represent and share their experiences with career exploration and our CTE programs to prospective students and community supporters through elementary school Career Fairs, middle school Career Clubs, and district-wide events.