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9.4 Career and Technical Education
Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical Education All students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.L.1 Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.2 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.3 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.4 Demonstrate English language arts knowledge and skills, including industry-specific applications, to enable pursuit of the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities associated with the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.5 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills, including industry-specific applications, to enable pursuit of the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities associated with the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.6 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills, including industry-specific applications, to enable pursuit of a full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities associated with the cluster.                                                                                                              
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.7 Select and employ appropriate reading and communication strategies to learn and use technical concepts and vocabulary in practice.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.8 Demonstrate use of the concepts, strategies, and systems for obtaining and conveying ideas and information to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.9 Locate, organize, and reference written information from various sources to communicate with others.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.10 Evaluate and use information resources to accomplish specific occupational tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.11 Use correct grammar, punctuation, and terminology to write and edit documents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.12 Develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.13 Interpret verbal and nonverbal cues/behaviors to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.14 Apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify information.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.15 Develop and interpret tables, charts, and figures to support written and oral communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.16 Listen to and speak with diverse individuals to enhance communication skills.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.17 Exhibit public relations skills in order to increase internal and external customer satisfaction.                                                                                                              
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.18 Employ critical thinking skills (e.g., analyze, synthesize, and evaluate) independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.19 Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.20 Identify, write, and monitor performance goals to guide progress in assigned areas of responsibility and accountability.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.21 Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.22 Formulate ideas, proposals, and solutions to address problems common to this cluster to ensure effective and efficient delivery of safety and/or security services to targeted consumers.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.23 Apply critical thinking strategies to facilitate team discussions about solutions to problems common to this cluster to contribute to the formulation of effective solutions.                                                                                                              
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.24 Employ technological tools to expedite workflow.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.25 Operate electronic mail applications to communicate.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.26 Operate Internet applications to perform tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.27 Operate writing and publishing applications to prepare communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.28 Operate presentation applications to prepare and deliver presentations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.29 Employ spreadsheet applications to organize and manipulate data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.30 Employ database applications to manage data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.31 Employ collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.32 Employ computer operations applications to manage tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.33 Use computer-based equipment (containing embedded computers or processors) to control devices.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.34 Demonstrate the effective use of computer-based equipment (i.e., containing embedded computers or processors) to control electromechanical devices commonly used in this cluster.                                                                                                              
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.35 Describe the nature and types of business organizations to build an understanding of the scope of organizations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.36 Describe and use quality control systems and practices to ensure quality products and services.                                                                                                              
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.37 Demonstrate knowledge of personal and jobsite safety rules and regulations to maintain safe and healthful working conditions and environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.38 Demonstrate knowledge of employee rights and responsibilities and employers’ obligations to maintain workplace safety and health.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.39 Identify emergency procedures that are necessary to provide aid in workplace accidents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.40 Identify response techniques to create a disaster and/or emergency response plan.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.41 Explain health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.42 Evaluate organizational policies and procedures that contribute to continuous improvement in performance and compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.43 Assess measures to maintain safe and healthful working conditions in environments common to this cluster in order to protect employees’ well-being.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.44 Complete work tasks in accordance with applicable employer rules concerning occupational safety and health to promote safe and healthful working conditions in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.45 Assess methods to reduce accident hazards common to office, facility, and mobile operations environments in this cluster to promote safe and accident-free work environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.46 Assess group health hazards common to environments in this cluster to promote healthy work environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.47 Research and evaluate records and reports about the safety, health, and environmental performance of workplaces in this cluster to identify potential hazards and workplace problems.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.48 Demonstrate procedures involved with administering basic first-aid and CPR in order to respond to workplace emergencies in this cluster.                                                                                                              
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.49 Employ leadership skills to accomplish goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.50 Employ organizational skills to foster positive working relationships and accomplish organizational goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.51 Employ teamwork skills to achieve collective goals and use team members’ talents effectively.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.52 Establish and maintain effective relationships in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.53 Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.54 Employ mentoring skills to assist others.                                                                                                              
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.55 Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of situations in order to make ethical decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.56 Interpret and explain written organizational policies and procedures that help workers perform their tasks according to employer rules and expectations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.57 Analyze and summarize the legal responsibilities associated with different roles and functions in this cluster to build understanding of appropriate professional, ethical behavior.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.58 Analyze and synthesize information about the laws, ordinances, regulations, and organizational rules that affect this cluster to demonstrate understanding of expectations for employees in the field.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.59 Evaluate strategies for responding to unethical or illegal actions of individuals and organizations and demonstrate how they are used to respond to unethical situations.                                                                                                              
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.L.60 Identify and demonstrate positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to succeed in the classroom and/or to be employable.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.61 Develop a Personalized Student Learning Plan to meet career goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.62 Demonstrate skills related to seeking and applying for employment in a desired job.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.63 Maintain a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills, and experience in a career field.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.64 Demonstrate skills in evaluating and comparing employment opportunities in order to accept employment positions that match career goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.65 Identify and exhibit traits for retaining employment.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.66 Identify and explore careers in one or more career pathways to build an understanding of the opportunities available in the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.67 Examine requirements for career advancement to plan for continuing education and training.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.68 Research professional development opportunities needed to keep current on relevant trends and information within the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.69 Examine licensing, certification, and credentialing requirements at the national, state, and local levels to maintain compliance with industry requirements.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.70 Examine employment opportunities in entrepreneurship as an option for career planning.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.71 Interpret written policies, procedures, and rules that describe and govern effective performance in workplaces in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.72 Compare and evaluate career pathways within this cluster to build understanding of the requirements across multiple pathways.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.73 Analyze the characteristics required for success in different careers in this cluster to develop a personal perspective on the nature of the work, entry-level requirements, career paths, and challenges of this industry.                                                                                                              
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.74 Employ information management techniques and strategies to assist in decision-making.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.L.75 Employ planning and time management skills and tools to enhance results and complete work tasks.                                                                                                              

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Corrections Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.L.(1).1 Demonstrate knowledge of psychosocial principles and strategies to facilitate and deal with human behavior encountered in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(1).2 Apply active listening skills in multiple settings common to corrections environments, such as group meetings and presentations, in order to obtain and clarify information and to implement directives and procedures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).3 Execute verbal and oral communication techniques to deliver presentations and communicate technical information related to corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).4 Demonstrate knowledge of how to interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonverbal messages to distinguish fact from fabrication in messages received in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to design effective written and visual materials using specific academic writing strategies to document and communicate incidents, activities, evidence, observations, and other important information related to corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.(1).6 Demonstrate knowledge of conflict resolution techniques and skills in order to resolve conflicts among individuals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).7 Demonstrate knowledge of how to analyze hostile situations and execute anger and/or conflict management strategies in order to take charge of problems that arise in corrections settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).8 Demonstrate knowledge of how to observe and evaluate the surrounding environment for signs of potential problems and/or danger in order to proactively address potential problems in corrections settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(1).9 Use information technology systems to track public offenders in order to maintain accurate records within and among corrections institutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.(1).10 Analyze and interpret standard operational procedures used in the criminal justice system in order to maintain security in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.(1).11 Research, analyze, and interpret appropriate state and federal laws and documents to ensure corrections facility compliance with these requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).12 Demonstrate understanding of regulations and procedures designed to ensure the health and well-being of inmates in corrections facilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.(1).13 Assume leadership responsibilities commonly assigned to employees in corrections environments in order to demonstrate the ability to lead and collaborate with others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(1).14 Analyze and interpret constitutional rights and other laws affecting corrections systems in order to promote a system with zero errors in performance regarding respect for individual rights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).15 Analyze and summarize key implications that the U. S. legal system has for corrections services to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of influences on corrections systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).16 Analyze and select techniques used to manage crisis situations in corrections environments to protect individuals and society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).17 Apply knowledge of mental disorders, physical disabilities, communication disorders, and unusual behaviors to describe how to identify, communicate with, and assist individuals requiring additional assistance in order to perform regular corrections officer duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).18 Describe model behaviors used during interactions with prisoners that demonstrate concern for persons with disabilities or impairments in order to foster public cooperation and make corrections services more effective.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).19 Describe protocols created to reduce or address sexual harassment or abuse while performing corrections duties in order to reduce violations of this kind in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).20 Describe how to appraise situations that require the use of force and how to select appropriate times to use varying degrees of force, including deadly force, in order to demonstrate understanding of the proper use of force in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).21 Model appropriate reactions to situations involving Fourth Amendment rights, such as arrest authority, search and seizure, and probable cause, in order to demonstrate an understanding of the amendment’s impact on actions of corrections officers and on corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).22 Evaluate and summarize the rights of an individual being interrogated under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments in order to ensure trial, jury, and due process rights for individuals within corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).23 Analyze and summarize the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment as it relates to due process and equal protection in order to ensure protection of constitutional rights for individuals in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).24 Analyze and summarize limits on and types of interrogation procedures in order to protect the rights of both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).25 Analyze and summarize the ethical and legal responsibilities of corrections staff to demonstrate understanding of responsible staff behavior, and to ensure the protection of legal rights in corrections environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).26 Analyze and interpret constitutional rights and other laws affecting corrections systems in order to promote a system with zero errors in performance regarding respect for individual rights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.L.(1).27 Use reliable sources to research and evaluate employment opportunities in corrections services in order to find corrections careers that align with individual mental and physical abilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).28 Model skills and behaviors that demonstrate an adequate level of drive in order to seek, apply for, obtain, and accept employment in the corrections services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).29 Create, implement, and revise a plan for continuing education and training in the correctional services field in order to promote career advancement, personal development, and a positive image for corrections services employees.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(1).30 Compare and contrast custodial and non-custodial career opportunities in correctional environments in order to identify multiple opportunities for employment in the corrections services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.(1).31 Summarize and apply knowledge of technical skills and procedures common to careers in this field to effectively complete day-to-day operations of corrections facilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (2) Fire & Emergency Management Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(2).1 Speak and write using communications equipment and platforms common to fire and emergency management services in order to communicate effectively and professionally while executing work duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).2 Operate radio communications systems common to emergency and fire management services in order to effectively convey and receive urgent information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.(2).3 Describe how to use first-responder and other emergency response skills to manage an incident scene in order to conduct and manage on-scene accident activities until relieved by a superior officer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(2).4 Demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date information technology applications to facilitate handling of fire and emergency management situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.(2).5 Model behaviors, strategies, and protocols that demonstrate an understanding of the objectives of, and a commitment to the mission of, fire and emergency management operations in order to carry out duties while responding to a range of incidents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.(2).6 Describe safety procedures and protocols associated with local, state, and federal regulations in order to effectively and safely conduct fire and emergency management duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.(2).7 Develop an individual professional growth plan in order to improve team building and leadership skills required to function in guiding roles within the fire and emergency management field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(2).8 Summarize laws, ordinances, regulations, and organizational rules that govern fire and emergency management operations in order to perform assigned duties within these established rules and protocols.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.L.(2).9 Compare and contrast relevant aspects of careers in fire and emergency management services in order to demonstrate an understanding of opportunities available in the field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.(2).10 Describe protocols for handling emergency situations that range from minor medical and fire emergencies to area-wide incidents in order to demonstrate understanding of key skills used to respond effectively in such instances.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).11 Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for operating, maintaining, and repairing equipment in order to ensure that equipment is functional and ready for use in fire, medical, and other emergency situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).12 Examine equipment and summarize the range of applications for its use in fire and emergency management incidents in order to demonstrate the ability to use the equipment when needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).13 Design an appropriate Incident Command System in order to ensure the effective management of logistical procedures at an incident scene.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).14 Demonstrate understanding of common codes and symbols used to identify materials as hazardous in order to properly handle potentially hazardous material in fire and emergency management environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).15 Analyze and summarize hazardous materials transportation modes in order to ensure the safe transport of substances from fire, medical, and other emergency scenes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).16 Develop public information plans involving both key community audiences and local fire and emergency management facilities in order to enhance public awareness of fire and other emergency prevention and safety measures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).17 Evaluate special operation rescue teams designed to address situations with unusual needs and explain when they would be called upon in order to demonstrate the ability to recognize emergency situations that warrant their use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).18 Examine and summarize the range of factors and issues involved in using Preparedness and Response Systems in order to demonstrate understanding of the systems available for managing large-scale disasters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).19 Examine and summarize the key functions and techniques of critical infrastructure protection in order to ensure protection of potential targets from terrorism and/or natural disasters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (3) Security & Protective Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.L.(3).1 Compare and contrast proprietary and contracted security operations to demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of each in providing protective and security services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).2 Examine crime prevention concepts to understand how they can be applied and how they relate to security and protective services functions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(3).3 Exhibit active listening and speaking techniques when communicating to accurately receive and transmit security-related directives, technical concepts, and other information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).4 Employ verbal communication techniques to deliver presentations and communicate technical information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonverbal messages to distinguish fact from fabrication.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).6 Demonstrate competency in writing using a range of formats common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).7 Employ verbal communication techniques when using radio and other communications devices common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).8 Describe the importance of good public relations techniques and how they can be used in security settings and crisis situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.(3).9 Demonstrate the use of conflict resolution skills to resolve conflicts among individuals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(3).10 Demonstrate the use of information technology tools common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.(3).11 Compare and contrast the criminal justice field and the security field, examining roles, responsibilities, tools, and techniques, in order to better understand the needs of this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).12 Apply basic management principles to demonstrate effective supervision and management of a security force or an organization’s security program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).13 Analyze and summarize the importance of and the roles individuals play in intelligence analysis in order to understand its importance to crime prevention and homeland security.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.(3).14 Describe safety, health, and environmental responsibilities of security personnel for establishing and maintaining safe work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.(3).15 Examine and summarize the importance of establishing relationships with people, organizations, and functions in order to demonstrate the role of liaison in the security and protective services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(3).16 Analyze and summarize the impact of industry-specific legal issues on the security and protective services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).17 Apply ethical and legal reasoning in a range of situations faced by security and protective services personnel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).18 Model appropriate responses to situations involving Fourth Amendment rights to demonstrate an understanding of the amendment’s impact on actions related to security and protective services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).19 Evaluate and summarize the rights of an individual being interrogated under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments in order to ensure trial, jury, and due process rights for individuals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).20 Analyze and summarize the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment as it relates to due process and equal protection in order to ensure that security and protective services professionals respect the constitutional rights of individuals they encounter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).21 Analyze and summarize the limits and types of interrogation procedures in order to protect the rights of both and non-U.S. citizens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).22 Compare and contrast alternatives to unethical or illegal actions taken by organizations in private security situations, select the best approach, and justify that selection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway. <
9.4.12.L.(3).23 Explain how risk management principles can be applied to protect assets in a range of security settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).24 Demonstrate a basic understanding of security systems and their role in an overall security strategy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).25 Examine and summarize procedures for basic incident responses in order to demonstrate an understanding of the security officer’s role and responsibility in handling them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).26 Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of selected tasks related to the roles and responsibilities of security officers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).27 Compare and contrast personnel security approaches in government and commercial settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).28 Compare and contrast types and techniques of security investigations as they apply to business settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).29 Examine and summarize the need to protect sensitive information, and the concepts and techniques used by security professionals to ensure the security of information and other intangible assets.