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 about 125 hours training to become certified private security officers.            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 paramilitary, 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.

(Minimum 2.0 GPA, and background check.) College Credit Plus courses are available through Columbus State Community College. Students must meet CSCC CCP criteria to receive credit.

Opportunities In the Senior Year

College Credit


Advanced Job Placement

Early Placement