Protective Services Homeland Security

  • Instructor Tom Carl | East Campus | CID Code 43.9999

    The Protective Services – Homeland Security program provides students with a comprehensive public safety education. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in firefighting and emergency medical response, fire protection, emergency health services, and emergency management. More specifically, students will study: fire science, including prevention, firefighting, rescue techniques, and hazardous materials; emergency medical services including first responder techniques EMT and dispatch; and emergency management.

    Students will apply and refine their communication and computer skills through report writing, research, and information retrieval. The curriculum will include discussions and case studies on professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity, and conflict resolution. The program combines lecture, practical application, and clinical experiences. Fire certification courses will be taught in partnership with Bucks County Community College. BCTC will provide both EMR and EMT certification coursework in conjunction with the Eastern PA EMS Council. These certification courses will be tuition free. Supervised field trips and clinical experiences will include fire and emergency services departments. This program provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue college and ultimately a career in public safety.

    Career Pathways:

    Emergency Medical Responder
    Emergency Medical Technician
    Firefighter & Prevention Worker
    Police & Sheriff Patrol Officer
    Dispatcher: Police, Fire & Ambulance


Protective Services Homeland Security
  • Industry Certifications:

    EMR (Emergency First Responder)
    EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
    Exterior Evolutions Firefighting
    Interior Evolutions Firefighting
    Firefighting I
    Hazardous Materials Awareness
    Hazardous Materials Operations
    Product Control
    NIMS IS 100, 200, 700, 800,
    CareerSafe – OSHA – Health

    College Advanced Credits:

    Berks Technical Institute - Up to 53 quarter credits
    Central Pennsylvania College - Up to 12 credits
    Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg - Up to 9 credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology - Up to 3 credits
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute - Up to 4 credits
    Reading Area Community College - Up to 9 credits

    Program Requirements/Costs

    There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    ο Reading proficiency is critical
    o Algebra I or Geometry
    o Must demonstrate high level of emotional maturity
    o Disciplinary record must be outstanding
    o Must demonstrate a pattern of respect and self control at all times
    o Integrity & honesty
    o Problem-solving/critical thinking skills
    o Ability to work independently and in a team
    o Effective written/verbal communication skills
    o Physical & mental fitness – self discipline
    o Hand-eye coordination