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Program Overview:

The Criminal Justice course is designed to prepare students for an exciting career in the field of law or law enforcement. Students will learn about many diverse job opportunities that are available such as patrol officer, SWAT team member, detective, K9 officer and other disciplines such as careers in federal agencies such as FBI, Secret Service and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). Students will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field and participate in simulated scenarios, demonstrations and tour pertinent law enforcement sites.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix. 

CJ 1330 Criminal Law: Students will gain an understanding of criminal law and punishments, the constitution, individual rights and general principles of criminal liability. They will also learn about crimes against persons and crimes against property. The students will also participate in various debates involving our current laws and regulations. 

CJ 2540 Careers in Law Enforcement: The students will become familiar with all the various careers in law enforcement. They will learn the steps involved to become a police officer or a federal
officer. They will participate in an oral board interview and the police physical fitness test. They will be given instruction on officer safety issues and will also learn how to build a professional resume. 

CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice: The students will become familiar with all the various careers in law enforcement. They will learn the steps involved to become a police officer or a federal officer. They will participate in an oral board interview and the police physical fitness test. They will be given instruction on officer safety issues and will also learn how to build a professional resume. 

CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections: Introduces the corrections system. Includes origin and evolution, philosophies of corrections, perspectives on sentencing, and alternatives to incarceration. Includes community corrections, probation and parole, offender rights and legal issues; adult, juvenile, and special needs offenders; corrections specialists, staff and administration as a profession and special challenges for the future.

Career Possibilities:

  • Police Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Military Police Officer
  • Private Security
  • Criminal Investigators and Special
  • Agents
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: up to 2 credits total 

Concurrent Credit:
12 college credits required. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC. 

Recommended:
Law Enforcement, Psychology and Sociology

Costs/Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year

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