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Public Safety Academy

  • Work alongside law enforcement, fire, and EMT professionals as a first responder to keep the community safe
  • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, bag evidence, and interrogate suspects
  • Experience the thrill of using advanced firefighting vehicles and equipment in “live fire” and other life-threatening situations
Prepared for advanced certification, immediate employment, and further education

Clinicals ~ College Credit ~ Certifications
  • Red Cross CPR & First Aid
  • APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator 
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety - Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety – Hazardous Material Operations
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 200 Emergency Management Institute 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 700 National Incident Management System
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety - Fire Fighter 240 Hour (Paid Fire Fighter)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – EMT - Basic

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CTFF003 Career Firefighter 1 & 2 - 11 Semester Hours 

Lakeland Community College

CRMJ 1230 Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation - 3 Semester Hours

CRMJ 2213 Criminal Investigation – 3 Semester Hours

HLTH 1100 Introduction to U.S. Health Care System – 2 Semester Hours

FIRE 1100 Introduction to Fire & Emergency Services - 3 Semester Hours

FIRE 1150 Firefighter Orientation - 1 Semester Hours

FIRE 1340 Hazardous Materials for First Responders – 1 Semester Hours

FIRE 2150 Advanced Firefighter - 3 Semester Hours

FIRE 2205 Fire Service Hydraulics - 2 Semester Hours


Hocking College

COMM 104 Job Search Techniques – 1 Semester Hours

FS 105 Orientation to Fire Service – 1 Semester Hours

FS 110  Fire Fighting 1 – 7 Semester Hours

FS 115 Fire Fighting 2 – 7 Semester Hours

EM 100 Emergency Victim Care - 7 Semester Hours

 Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Clubs of Ohio
Drug Free Clubs of Ohio is a voluntary club that students can choose to participate in which gives them an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office. 

National Honor Society
The National  Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize  outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS  serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the  areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These  characteristics have been associated with membership in the  organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.  Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society is  outlined in the Student Handbook. 

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work on an as-needed basis as various events are held throughout the year.

To be a good Student Ambassadors you must have:

  • Good grades and be on track for a Career-Technical Certificate
  • Outstanding Attendance
  • Signature of recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor
  • Signature of permission from parent or guardian
  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events

Youth Philanthropy Board 
Youth Philanthropy Board is a select group of students who will have the opportunity to learn about community indicators. develop critical thinking & leadership skills. connect with community leaders.
To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student's grades, discipline, and attendance.

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Ohio Annual Salary - $43,490 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $20.91 /hour

Education Required - High School Diploma

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.

Police Patrol Officers    

Ohio Annual Salary - $60,760 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $29.21 /hour

Education Required - High School Diploma

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.


Ohio Annual Salary - $46,360 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $22.29 /hour

Education Required - Post-secondary Non-Degree Award

Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics

Ohio Annual Salary - $29,350 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $14.11 /hour

Education Required - Post-secondary Non-Degree Award

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. 


Forensic Science Technician

Ohio Annual Salary - $63,100 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $30.34 /hour

Education Required - Bachelor’s Degree

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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