Public Safety/EMT Career Tech

High School Course Guide

Our High School Course Guide details the opportunities and resources available to our high school students. Students and their families are encouraged to use the High School Course Guide to plan their educational pathway. The guide includes course descriptions, information about early college credit and alternative credit programs, and more. Graduation requirements, grade reporting, report cards and other policies and procedures are also included in the guide.

My Tomorrow Initiative

mytomorrowCincinnati Public Schools My Tomorrow*ed has expanded to all grades served at Western Hills University High School.  For additional information about the Initiative and what it means to your student, visit My Tomorrow*ed.

Ohio Graduation Requirements  

The State Board of Education on April 11th recommended Ohio lawmakers create additional options for earning a high school diploma for students in the class of 2018. The options would be offered to Ohio students who entered the ninth grade for the first time between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Requirements depend on the year of graduation.  For additional information, please refer to the Ohio Graduation Requirements bulletin.

Law and Public Safety Career Pathway

The Law and Public Safety Career Field prepares students for careers protecting lives and property in the areas of law enforcement, private security, corrections, firefighting and the emergency medical service.

Careers for which this pathway prepares students include:

  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Corrections Officer
  • Ohio Peace Officer
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Safety/Security Officer
  • Public Safety Technician
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • ParaMedic
  • Nurse
  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Firefighter

Postsecondary majors for which this pathway prepares students include:

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Public Safety Technologist
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Homeland Security
  • Pre‐Law Studies
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Emergency Care Attendant (Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Ambulance)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Fire Science/Fire‐fighting
  • Fire Services Administration

Additional resources:

Ohio Department of Education — Career Tech

Law and Public Safety Career Pathway Flow Chart