• Careers in criminal justice are highly competitive and rigorous. Some days are long and get your heart pumping; most days you’re working hard gathering evidence or nailing down accurate information for a critical report. Learn the ins and outs of keeping others safe!

    The Criminal Justice program lays the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, criminal law, corrections, homeland security, investigative services, forensics, and related public safety career pathways. Cover the basics of traffic law / traffic enforcement; criminal and juvenile law; crime prevention; the court and correction systems; crime scene investigation; and more. Develop your observational, communication, documentation, and "people" skills critical for success in this field. You will also learn which career paths require further training or education.

    What will my classes be like?

    The program includes simulations, demonstrations, report preparation, lecture, and work-based learning experiences. Viewing the criminal justice system from the ground up will help you understand how a law enforcement career plays out at the local, private, state, and federal levels of service.