EARN A SOCIAL STUDIES/CIVICS, CTE, AND ELECTIVE CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!
Are you interested in chasing the bad guys, debating in a courtroom, navigating crime-solving technology and complex judicial laws, or working to rehabilitate criminals? The Criminal Justice field has many options when it comes to careers spanning the local, state, and federal levels of government and a projected growth rate of 5% over the next ten years.
Program Description: A course that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation, and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
In an effort to provide students with an experience that closely mirrors the real-world, field trips to criminal justice and law enforcement facilities, interaction with experts in local, county, state, and national law enforcement, judicial system, investigative and protective services are embedded throughout the year. Careers in law enforcement are expected to grow for all occupations. A more security-conscious society, concerned homeland security, and drug-related crimes contribute to the increasing demand for services. Students will receive credit for Senior Social Studies/Civics.
High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 Social Studies/Civics, 1.0 Career Technical Education, 1.0 Elective. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study.
College Credits: Credits available through Pierce College: up to 15 credits
Students who successfully complete the program and have earned a grade of B or better for all grades, will be eligible to apply.
Career Pathways: Court Clerk, Animal Control Worker, Bailiff, Correctional Officers and Jailer, Dispatcher, Police Officer and Deputy, Court Reporter, Detective and Criminal Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Paralegal, Lawyer, Judge Check out the Career Pathways page for more information!