Criminal Justice

If public safety and helping others interests you then the Criminal Justice Program is for you. Learn to use investigative techniques to solve crime scenarios and to mediate and resolve conflicts with a high degree of professionalism.

Develop your mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and rigorous fitness training. Research and analyze current trends and issues in public safety. Turn your knowledge into a career as a first responder.  

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Instructor: Joshua Welch

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • The role of criminal justice professionals

  • Military courtesy

  • Logical reasoning

  • Physical and psychological wellness

  • Investigation techniques and skills

  • Responses to civil and physical emergencies

  • Awareness of cultural similarity and diversity

  • Defensive tactics

  • Private security and basic peace officer mandated topics

  • Airport security basics

  • Emergency responder basics

  • Forensics

Certifications for Qualifying Students

  • ORDC Correctional Officer - Provisional

  • National Incident Management System 200

  • National Incident Management System 800 

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)-10hr

  • Bleeding Control Basic 1.0 Course

  • CPR First Aid

  • Taser

  • ASP Baton

  • OC/Pepper Spray

    Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit and for Tuition Freedom Scholarship at North Central State College.

Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to work as a/an:

  • Military service person

  • Police or patrol officer

  • Corrections officer

  • Public safety dispatcher

  • Proprietary or contract security employee

With further training you can become a/an:

  • Private investigator

  • Forest and wildlife enforcement officer/park ranger

  • Highway patrol or police officer cadet

  • Firefighter

  • Local, state, or federal law enforcement officer (after age 21)

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!

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