Criminal Justice

Law enforcement and criminal justice encompass many professions including: police officers, sheriff’s deputies, detectives and state troopers, border patrol agents, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers, crime scene investigators (CSI), corrections officers, criminologists, federal officers, game wardens, paralegals, and private investigators. This program prepares students to continue their education in Criminal Justice careers.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Accredited Legal Professional (ALP)
  • 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator (FPWA)
  • Small UAS (sUAS) Safety Certification: Level 1 (FPC)

Areas of Study

  • Students take classes that build leadership skills, develop character, integrity, and self-confidence, and create a foundation for pursuing law enforcement and criminal justice careers.
  • Constitutional law at the federal, state, and local level.
  • Basic procedures in traffic control, patrol, search and arrest, stop and frisk, mock trial, jail operations, crime prevention, fingerprinting, forensic photography, and crime laboratory examination procedures.
  • Technology is increasingly infused to address its many applications in law enforcement as well as the rapidly growing area of cyber crime.
FPWA students gain real world experience through contact hours in a 911 Telecommunications setting at a local facility.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.