Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Criminal Justice Studies

CTE Criminal Justice ClassA two-year program for students interested in careers in law enforcement, investigations, security, corrections, courts, law, social work and counseling, or other related fields. 

The comprehensive curriculum covers topics such as:

  • The Study of Crime
  • The Foundations of Law Enforcement
  • The Courts
  • Emergency and Fire Management
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Legal Aspects and the Law
  • Investigations
  • Corrections
  • Crime Prevention
  • Interpersonal Communications 

Students participate in mock trials, crime scene investigations, accident investigations, crime scene sketching, budget development, police reports, educational field trips, and community service projects. The curriculum is presented through classroom instruction, computer-based learning, and hands-on related activities and labs. It also includes applied math and English language arts.

Certifications & Endorsements:

  • Certified Protection Officer Certification
  • NYS 8-hour Pre-assignment Security Guard Certification
  • First Aid/CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) per the Red Cross



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