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Criminal Justice

Program Pathway

Course Offerings


Intro to CTE (Career and Technical Education)

9th grade - .5 Practical Art credit

This course will be an introduction to career and technical education programs. Students will be exposed to computer science, health science, machining and manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, carpentry, criminal justice, and family and consumer sciences. This broad introduction class will help students find a program that perhaps they may choose as a career choice after high school.

ELL Intro to CTE (Career and Technical Education)

9th-12th grade - 1 Practical Art credit, Full year

This course will be an introduction to career and technical education programs. Students will be exposed to computer science, health science, machining and manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, carpentry, criminal justice, and family and consumer sciences. This broad introduction class will help students find a program that perhaps they may choose as a career choice after high school.

 
911 Dispatching/Emergency Response (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)

12th grade - 1 Practical Arts Credit

Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years of age to obtain a certificate for the 911 Dispatching Certification for this program, 90% Attendance, Acceptable Behavior Record, Good Grades. Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours. The Crowder course title is CJ 103 - Telecommunications. The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change yearly).

The Emergency Telecommunicator course is a course for entry-level emergency telecommunicators.  This course was created by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch.  This program is designed to train new students who want to study emergency communications centers and their technology, legal guidelines, stress factors, and learn methods of communication.  Certification for this course is available upon completion of the Academy’s 40 hour (minimum) Emergency Telecommunicator Course along with a passing score of 80% or greater on the exam.  The certification is valid for two years.  Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. First responders at this awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the Incident. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for Skills USA membership (optional but encouraged). Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file. 

Criminal Justice 1 (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)
11th, 12th Grade – 2 Practical Arts Credit (2 Block Course)
Prerequisite: 90% Attendance, Acceptable Behavior Record, Good Grades. 

 

Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours. The Crowder course title is CJ 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice. The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change yearly).
Students will study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of behavior. Students will use a social science research model to investigate contemporary American issues of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and also learn how social systems work. Students will study people in their interactions with others and practice interpersonal skills. They will discuss self-concept, develop and understanding of how people function as individuals and members of groups, and understand the impact of social institutions. Content includes introductions to criminology, ethics as applied to correction services, legal responsibilities, teamwork, constitutional law, use of force, and conflict resolution. Students will learn and be certified in: National Incident Management System, and Hunter’s Safety.   Student will need the following: 1” ring binder and notebook paper.  Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for Skills USA membership (optional but encouraged). Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file. 


Criminal Justice 2 (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)
11th, 12th Grade – 2 Practical Arts Credit (2 Block Course)
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I 90% Attendance, Acceptable Behavior Record, Good Grades.  Students may take Criminal Justice 1 and Criminal Justice II concurrently with approval.  

Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours. The Crowder course title is CJ 190 - Patrol Operations. The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change yearly).

Students will learn everyday police tactics (traffic stops, calls for service, interview techniques, etc) with many hands on activities. Students will also use standard operational procedures used in the criminal justice system, apply psychology principles to deal with erratic behavior, apply anger management techniques to resolve conflicts and reduce anger, evaluate the surrounding environment for signs of potential problems and/or danger, and take on leadership responsibilities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to collaborate in projects and work activities in the correctional environment. Students will learn and practice crime scene processing techniques with many hands on activities. Students will learn and be certified in: POST Approved Basic Corrections Officer Academy, intermediate control device training and certifications, National Incident Management System, TASER, and Firearm Safety. Lab Fee: $75.00. Student will need the following: 1” ring binder and notebook paper.  Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for Skills USA membership (optional but encouraged). Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file. 

Criminal Justice 3 - INTERNSHIP
12th Grade – 1 Practical Arts Credit  (2 blocks for 1 semester)
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I, 90% Attendance, Background Check (Done by LEO Agency), Acceptable Behavior Record, Good Grades.

The internship program is by application only through the Criminal Justice Program.  Prior to enrolling, students must be approved by criminal justice instructor.  Students will be given various options in the court, records, police and sheriff offices in the area.  An interview process with the selected organization is required. Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file. 

Intro Public Safety/First Responder
10th, 11th Grade- 1 Practical Arts Credit
This class provides students with entry-level knowledge of the various divisions of public safety from: Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical, and Firefighting. Students will also learn the effective and appropriate responses to emergency situations as it pertains to public safety. Topics covered in this course include the preparatory process, police practices, state and federal laws, corrections, firefighting techniques, trauma, special patient populations, and general EMS operations. This course also provides the student with the opportunity to become certified BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid through the American Heart Association.   Students will need the following: 1” ring binder and notebook paper.  Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for SkillsUSA membership (optional but encouraged). 
Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file.  

Crime Scene Investigations 1

11th grade - 1 Practical Arts Credit 

This course will give an introduction to the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, basics in crime scene assessment, elements of fingerprinting, evidence collecting, photography, and processing methods and documentation.   Topics covered include:  orientation and evaluation, ethics and integrity, review of report writing, law enforcement forensics field work, safety, interpersonal skills and group dynamics, thinking and problem solving skills, and communication skills.  Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for Skills USA membership (optional but encouraged). Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file.  

Crime Scene Investigation 2 (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)

12th grade - 1 Practical Arts Credit

Prerequisite - Passed CSI 1 with a C or higher OR teacher permission

Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours. The Crowder course title is CJ 102 – Crime Scene Processing. The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change yearly).

This course will be an extension of Crime Scene Investigation 1 and will cover physical evidence in solving crimes, crime scene assessment, fingerprinting, evidence collecting, photography, and processing methods and documentation. This course will have project based work including much field-work in the crime scene area. Topics covered include:  orientation and evaluation, ethics and integrity, review of report writing, law enforcement forensics field work, safety, interpersonal skills and group dynamics, thinking and problem solving skills, and communication skills.  Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety.  There is a $30 fee for Skills USA membership (optional but encouraged). Students must have current Medical form and insurance on file.