Whether you’re interested in crime scene investigation, firefighting or becoming an emergency first responder, our public safety program will take you out of the classroom and onto the law enforcement scene. You’ll get hands-on experience in each of our three programs, resulting in college credit, certifications and career opportunities in the public safety field.
Fire and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services are offered at Ivy Tech South at the Public Safety Academy. Law Enforcement is offered at the main campus.
Interested in the Public Safety program? Schedule an appointment to speak with your guidance counselor.
- Fire & Rescue
- Law Enforcement
* Please Note: Each of the above programs meets Next Level Programs of Study requirements. Although each program is one year long, there an opportunity for a second year, capstone course within each program.
COLLEGE CREDIT & CERTIFICATIONS
Students have the opportunity to earn college credits through Ivy Tech and industry certifications including Firefighter 1 & 2, CPR, Public Safety, and EMT Basic.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of a patient’s condition, use appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment, learn how to stabilize a patient, and transport them to the hospital. Students can earn EMT Basic and CPR certifications.
Fire and Rescue
Through this program, students will learn firefighting, Haz-Mat, and Technical rescue. Our students each have a full set of firefighter turn-out gear. We have our own fully equipped fire engine. You will pull the house, load a hose, climb ladders, put our fires, use the “jaws of life” and much more. Besides, the state certification that you can earn in this program can be transferred nationally.
In this program, students will be exposed to the history of law and order in the United States. Students will explore major case law and how it impacted the current criminal justice system. Students will learn interview and interrogation methods and tactics. As students progress, they will learn about roles in probation, parole, and community corrections. Interactively, students will utilize a 911 simulated dispatching system. Other topics include Patrol Operations, conducting investigations, K-9 units, drug enforcement, and SWAT operations.
- EMT and paramedic
- DNR Officer
- Police Officer