• OACTEP Virtual Open House

    The Octorara Career & Technical Education Virtual Open House provides in depth information about the Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy.  This is a great resource for you to share with other staff members, students and parents.  Just click on the Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy page.

    OHSPSA APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ARE NOW OPEN!! 

    Online ApplicationCLICK HERE

    The Octorara Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy (OHSPSA) is an approved PA Department of Education Career and Technical Education Program of Study available to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 for every Chester County school. The Academy is a part-time school of choice specializing in careers for pre-hospital emergency medical care, emergency medical technician (EMT), firefighting, emergency management, law enforcement, corrections, and military services.

    The program requires cadets to wear uniforms and focuses on discipline and teamwork in a para-military environment. This program of study prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills required to perform entry level duties as a firefighter, emergency medical and first aid responder, security, corrections, as well as various other occupations which encompass the broad spectrum of public safety. The program stresses techniques, methods, and procedures associated with emergency responses. Upon completion, students have the ability to earn up to 50 college credits, 64 state and national job-related certifications which are required for entry level positions. The Academy is a half day afternoon 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. program located at the Chester County Emergency Services Training Center in Coatesville.

    Informational Links: 

    OHSPSA WEBSITE

    Information Video

    Homeland Security & Protective Services Program Academy Vide

    OHSPSA Fire Fighting Video

    OHSPSA EMT Video

    OHSPSA Law Enforcement Video

     

     

    Contact Information at the Academy: 

    Lisa McNamara
    CTE Director
    lmcnamara@octorara.org
    610.593.8238 Extension 3549

    Cyndi Manning
    CTE Director Administrator Assistant
    cmanning@octorara.org
    610.593.8238 Extension 3550

    Mark Barto
    Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy Instructor
    mbarto@octorara.org