Homeland Security

Protective Services - Homeland Security

Location: East Campus (Oley)                    Instructor: Ernest Powell                    CIP 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, and conflict resolution. The program combines lecture, practical application, and clinical experiences. BCTC will provide EMR or EMT certification coursework. 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.

Industry Certifications:

EMR (Emergency Medical Responder)
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician),
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Product Control
NIMS IS 100, 200, 700, 800
CareerSafe – OSHA – Health


Required/Optional Items
Purchased through

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

· Two Black Short Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC Logo
· Two Pair Black Cargo Pants – Proper fitting and no holesOPTIONAL:
· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
One Black Belt

PT Uniform:
· One black sweatshirt
· One black tee shirt
· One pair of black sweat pants – proper fitting and no holes
· One pair of black gym shorts – proper fitting and no holes

· Black boots
· Black or blue socksPT Uniform:
· White socks and sneakers



The link provided for each book title will take you to Amazon.com. Please note that you are NOT required to purchase the books from Amazon. You may purchase the books from any vendor.

Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (15th Edition) – by Frank Schmalleger

ISBN #: 978-0-13474-975-4

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Black boots. Black or blue socks. PT uniform: white socks and sneakers. 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
Protective Services Homeland Security

Program Entrance Recommendations:

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

Career Pathways:

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter & Prevention Worker
  • Police & Sheriff Patrol Officer
  • Dispatcher