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Criminal Justice/Police Science

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CIP Code: 43.0107

Instructor: Mr. Brown

The main objective of the Criminal Justice/Police Science curriculum is to prepare those students desiring a vocation in Criminal Justice System or Emergency Medical Services for post-secondary education. This four-year curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the roles and functions of Law Enforcement, the Courts, and Corrections as major Criminal Justice components. The student will also acquire tactical and technical skills relative to these components. Examples of these are, but not limited to, surveillance (monitors) and communication technology (dispatching and unit to unit), patrol operation, use of force, report writing, crime scene handling (identification, collection and preservation of evidence),

CPR/AED and First Responder skills. Professional entry-level positions currently require post-
secondary education and the candidate to be 21 years of age. This preparation experience should result in a smooth transition for students as they enter related post-education disciplines. Those students that do not pursue post-secondary education and a professional entry-level position will be prepared to enter Para-Professional entry-level employment in these areas.

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 Possible Careers 

  • Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Police, Fire & Ambulance Dispatchers
  • Immigration & Customs Inspectors
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Police Patrol Officers

 Potential Certifications 

  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • Standard CPR, First Aid, and AED

 Statewide Articulation Agreements