Criminal Justice | CJ

1Develop the perseverance and knowledge it takes to enforce the law. Students learn the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to the role of the peace officer; traffic control; military drill ceremonies; physical fitness (utilizing an on-site indoor and outdoor training facility; and written and radio communications. As a junior, students engage in forensic science, as well as associated skills such as fingerprinting and crime scene sketching techniques.

As a senior, students spend 13 weeks in the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) and the Private Security Officer Academy preparing for the state credentialing exam. Seniors also have the opportunity to receive national certification in emergency telecommunicator training for employment in the police, fire or medical dispatcher fields.

Career Options
  • Local, State and Federal Levels that can include Local Police Departments and Court Systems
  • Game Warden/Animal Control
  • Watercraft Police
  • Homeland Security
  • FBI
  • IRS
  • State Patrol
  • Social Work
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Corrections Officer
 




Program Specifics

The Criminal Justice program is Para-military, and reinforces the discipline found in the industry of law enforcement and the US Military.Students wear and maintain uniforms and are inspected daily. Students will also learn basic drill and ceremony.

Physical training is a critical part of this program. The students will be provided education on improving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and will participate in physical training. Students are required to provide a physical from a Doctor prior to participating in physical training. Students and parents are interviewed as part of the application process.  Dual Enrollment Program (Minimum 2.0 GPA, background check and interview required.)


Opportunities In the Senior Year

College Articulation

 

Advanced Job Placement

Early Placement

School-To-Apprenticeship

 

Columbus State Community College –
semester hours vary for those majoring in Law Enforcement Technology
Central Ohio Technical College –
semester hours vary for those majoring in Criminal Justice
Hocking College –
semester hours vary for those majoring in Police Science