Criminal Justice

In this course, you will experience training in law enforcement and corrections. Students will be taught to manage offenders in a correctional setting as well as on the street and under Probation & Parole supervision. During the junior year, all students will complete the public safety core courses. Senior students will pursue various certifications in corrections and community corrections / community supervision. Using industry equipment and techniques, students will learn crime scene investigation, case planning, offender transport techniques/management skills, unarmed self-defense, court room testifying & procedures and electronic monitoring. Students will be given real world corrections and supervision experience as well as receiving certifications in CPR, A.S.P. (expandable baton), pepper spray and taser. 

Skills Learned

A core set of skills taught to all students:
  • Defensive Driving Course
  • Less Than Lethal Options
  • Unarmed-Self Defense
  • Testimony in Court
  • Fingerprinting
  • Handling of Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Teamwork
  • Report Writing
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Law Procedures
  • Police Communications
  • Corrections Core
  • Probation Practices
  • Laws of Arrest

College Credits

North Central State College


  • CPR/First Aid
  • OC Pepper Spray
  • ASP Baton
  • National Incident Management System 100 & 700

Program Highlights

  • Developing the mind and body through a physical fitness regiment and defensive tactics training
  • Using current computer programs, technology, and methods for the identification and management of the criminal population
  • Drug & urinalysis identification, procedures and processing. The study and analysis of criminal behavior and recidivism reduction

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment and a jump start with college credits in corrections, security, law enforcement training, probation & parole and further education in legal fields


  • Electronic offender surveillance           
  • Local, State, & Federal Law Enforcement  
  • Emergency Dispatching
  • All Branches of Military
  • Computer Investigative Specialist  
  • Drug & Alcohol Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections
  • Private Security
  • At age 18: Local & State Police Agencies

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Shelby, Ohio, 44875

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