Criminal Justice

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Program Description
Students in Criminal Justice will participate in a variety of real-world authentic learning experiences to prepare for a future in public service.  Students will explore and learn about the many facets of criminal justice and may earn a minimum of 12 college credits through Stark State University.

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Skills Necessary for Success
  • Ability to carry out detailed tasks and follow multi-part directions
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to visualize completed projects
  • Reading comprehension projects
  • Reading comprehension and technical writing skills
  • Ability to break down a problem and systematically check each part until a solution is found
  • Average G.P.A. of 2.5 for Algebra I, Geometry, English and science for three previous semesters
  • Average 95% attendance for three semesters
  • Suggest taking Calculus, Chemistry, Physics and/or Trigonometry as a junior or senior
  • ACT
  • Physical Fitness
Professional Pathways
  • Police Officer
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Corrections
  • Probation
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Forensics
  • Military
  • TSA
  • Homeland Security

Foundational Skills
  • Policing
  • Legal system
  • Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Keyboarding skills
  • One college prep credit in science and English
  • CPR/First Aid
  • 911 Dispatch
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two Years
SCHOOL: Cuyahoga Falls

  • Level I: American Criminal Justice System* 1 cr. (4.0 or 4.5); Police Work and Practices* 1 cr. (4.0 or 4.5); English Language Arts 11 1 cr. (4.0); Psychology, .50 cr. (4.0).
  • Level II: The Correctional System & Services* 1 cr. (4.0 or 4.5); Security and Protective Services* 1 cr. (4.0 or 4.5).

*Eligible students may earn CCP credits

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