Do you enjoy being part of a team, taking on leadership roles and/or defending other people's rights? Then a career in this field may be for you! Criminal Justice may be a good fit for you if you like to drive vehicles, responsibly handle firearms, research and investigate, deal with physically challenging circumstances or interact with many different people.
This program will help you prepare for an exciting future career in positions ranging from local police officers, county sheriff deputies, detectives, State Police and Natural Resource Officers just to name a few. There are also many federal law enforcement careers like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, military branch police and Homeland Security positions. All careers in this field will require additional training once hired.
Students will take two one-year courses. Law Enforcement and Investigations. Students will be provided training in patrol tactical skills, criminal law and procedure and criminal investigation. They will have the opportunity to participate in live scenerio application training, job shadows, law enforcement and criminal justice agency visits, community service opportunities, hands-on operation and use of law enforcement technology and equipment.
If you are self-driven and can work independently as well as part of a team to accomplish estalished agency goals and are willing to "Serve and Protect" the public, then Criminal Justice might be a good career choice for you.
View the Class Syllabus for Law Enforcement.
View the Class Syllabus for Investigations.
View the Articulated Credit Sheet for Criminal Justice.