Criminal Justice

1 Year Program

Criminal Justice provides a broad overview of criminal law and procedures necessary for continued education in the fields of law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, investigation, private security, para legal and other criminal justice related careers.  Students will be exposed to law, ethics, investigations, physical conditioning, first aid, defensive tactics, patrol and police skills. Activities in this class include: Red Man defensive tactics, Dive Team Experience, Traffic Stops, Taser Exposure, Jail Tour, Simunition Firearm Scenarios, Teen Court, Pepper Spray Exposure, and Central Dispatch internships & Job Shadow opportunities.

Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy

Program Specific Success Indicators


  • Police Officer
  • EMT
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Sheriff’s Officer/Deputy
  • Security
  • Corrections Officer

Additional Info on Careers, Wages & More

Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible.

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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