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Human Resource Services

Career & Technology Education
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Firefighter / Emergency Medical Responder

Students will have an opportunity to participate in a career and technology program related to fire prevention & control and emergency medical technology. The program includes classroom instruction as well as formal training. Students are required to complete a minimum of 393 hours of work-based learning and take the seven certification exams. This CTE pathway program is designed to allow students to complete all requirements and be certified in this area as well as have opportunities to earn college credit.

Classroom and practical training will be provided by instructors from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland. Students are required to be a member in good standing of their local fire company and complete the required services in order to be eligible to sit for the industry certifications. This instruction will be supplemented with field trips and various guest speakers. In addition, students will be required to provide documentation demonstrating adequate physical fitness for participation in the program.

  • Firefighter I
  • Emergency Responder/FFII
  • Hazardous Materials/Operations 
  • Truck Company Fireground Operations/RTVMR

Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HS/EP) Program is a Career and Technology Education instructional program that integrates government, academia, and private sector training/educational initiatives to help students understand how the United States and its interests worldwide are protected against threats to public safety, both natural and manmade, through effective communication, preparedness, detection, prevention, response and recovery. QACPS offers two pathway options:

Homeland Security Sciences

  • Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Homeland Security Sciences
  • Homeland Security Sciences Research Methods and Applications
  • Internship/Capstone Experience

Information / Communications Technology

  • Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Internship/Capstone Experience

CTE Contacts

Mr. Adam Tolley, Supervisor of Instruction
(410) 758-2403, Ext. 131
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
adam.tolley@qacps.org

Ms. Robin Smith, Admin. Assistant
(410) 758-2403, Ext. 186
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
robin.smith@qacps.org