Government provides unique services and activities that help all Georgians on a daily basis. If you choose a career in government and public safety, you will have the satisfaction of helping others in a field where skilled professionals are always in demand. Career opportunities in this field are plentiful. You may find a career in writing legislation, working on disaster preparedness, working on city planning, or providing state and national security. Many of the occupations in these fields are highly challenging, and some involve an element of risk. Your course work will include an emphasis on safety. You can enter this field from high school, through a technical college, or through military service. In the classroom and laboratory, students build solid math, science, reading, writing, and communication skills. Special emphasis is placed on developing the problem- solving and decision-making skills required. In the Government and Public Safety program, you will study basic concepts of law and learn how federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecution, and adjudication agencies function. Course work includes classifications and elements of crime, the major criminal and traffic laws of Georgia, crime prevention and detection strategies, and investigative and criminological theory.
Put your classroom knowledge and skills into practice through the Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP). By working in a variety of government settings, including local and state government or public safety agencies, you will get the chance to explore the wide range of careers available. Additional activities are offered through the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), SkillsUSAGeorgia. SkillsUSAGeorgia promotes leadership and provides competitive event opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. SkillsUSAGeorgia has more than 70 competitive events that include everything from Crime Scene Investigation to Public Speaking. Graduates can transition into high-demand entry level public safety careers and/or continue their education at the postsecondary institution of their choice.
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New Career Pathway: Firefighting
43.43600 Homeland Security*
43.43700 Emergency Services*
43.44000 Applications of Firefighting*
*Courses Required for Pathway Completion