Criminal Justice

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Course Description

Criminal Justice focuses on the study of criminal and civil law, vehicle and traffic law, arrest and court procedures, report writing and communication skills.  Students will learn interviewing skills, patrol techniques, self-defense, security, fingerprinting, civil rights, and crime scene calculations.

Students receive NYS Security Guard Certificate is available upon completion of the program, which provides eligibility for a NYS license as a security guard.

Course Content

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • Fingerprinting
  • Forensics
  • Crime scene illustration
  • Security
  • Patrol techniques
  • Criminal investigation
  • Interviewing skills
  • Self-defense
  • Police-community relations
  • Civil rights
  • Community service

College Agreements:

  • Bryant and Stratton College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Corning Community College

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • New York State Trooper
  • Corrections Officer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Military Police
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Security Guard
  • Police Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Homeland Security Officer

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

Alfred State College

Corning Community College

Finger Lakes Community College

Monroe Community College

Onondaga Community College

Bryant and Stratton College

Elmira College

Tompkins Cortland Community College

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Oneonta

Syracuse University

Cayuga Community College

Program Considerations:

• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Have a good record of appropriate behavior
and respect for the law
• Adhere to required dress code
• Behave safely around specialized
• Utilize critical thinking skills
• Possess good organizational skills
• Deliver group and individual presentations

Industry-based Certification:

New York State Security Guard Certification