The Public Service course of study prepares students for community and public service employment. The instructional program provides theories, principles, and practices of providing social services to communities, organizing communities and neighborhoods for social action, serving as community liaisons to public agencies, using community resources to furnish information, providing instruction and assistance to all members of a community. The students also learn specific tasks relating to security, law enforcement practices. As part of the training, the students receive emergency telecommunications certification training. Upon completion of the program, students may apply for certification as an emergency telecommunications operator through the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch. Students in the program are also eligible to earn college credits through Tech Prep Delaware in areas of study relating to the Criminal Justice System and an Introduction to Human Services. As part of the overall training, students are also able to apply the skills learned in the classroom by performing internships and co-operative work assignments at various public service agencies in Wilmington. Students may earn certification through the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch (NAED).
Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:
Court Clerk, Security Professional, Corrections Officer, Firefighter, Bailiff, Human Service Assistant, 911 Operator, Police Dispatcher, Social Services Interviewer
Employment opportunities requiring 2-years of specialized training after high school:
Paramedic, Police Officer (minimum age 21), Teacher's Assistant/Educational Aide.