Octorara Area Career & Technical Education

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Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy Application Information

Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy (OHSPSA) prepares students for careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, pre-hospital emergency medical care, emergency management, military services, and firefighting. This program is an approved PA Department of Education Career Program of Study and is available to students in grades 10, 11, & 12 in all Chester County schools.

Upon completion, students have the ability to earn up to 88+ state and national job-related certifications which are required for entry level positions and earn up to 50 college credits. These certifications are normally reserved for adult learners, but because this is an approved PDE program of study, learners are eligible while attending high school. This affords students the opportunity to position themselves at a significant advantage over their peers in a competitive job market. The Academy is located at the Chester County Emergency Services Training Center in Coatesville. This is a large state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and equipment available. Students interact on a daily basis with firefighters, law enforcement and emergency management professionals and classes work closely with all local Fire/EMS/Law enforcement agencies.

2024-2025 Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy Application Link

Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy Web Page

OHSPSA Videos:

Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy Field Trip

Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy

OHSPSA Firefighting

OHSPSA Law Enforcement

OHSPSA Emergency Medical Services

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Contact Us

Mark Peticca
CTE Director
Email Mark Peticca
610.593.8238 Extension 30549

Rebecca German
CTE Director Administrator Assistant
Email Rebecca German
610.593.8238 Extension 30550

226 Highland Road
Atglen, PA 19310
Fax: 610-593-4945

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