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Criminal Justice I (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

This course is the first course in Criminal Justice and Corrections Service programs of study. It serves as a comprehensive survey of how law enforcement, legal and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States. Current issues will be researched in the context of local, state and federal laws. Skills will be developed in the areas of drug use, incident documentation and basic crime scene investigation. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the importance of communication and professionalism in law enforcement. 


Criminal Justice II (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 in the Criminal Justice Pathway

This course is an integrated survey of the law and justice systems for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement and legal services. From initial crisis scenario management to arrest, transport, trial, and corrections, procedures and laws governing the application of justice in the United States are examined in detail, with special emphasis on the best practices and professional traits required of law enforcement and legal professionals. This course prepares students for advanced work in crime scene analysis and forensic science, and offers strong knowledge and skill preparation for post-secondary or career opportunities in associated fields. 


Intro to Criminal Justice:  Dual Enrollment / TN Wesleyan University (11- 12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1-2 in the Criminal Justice Pathway
  • Course Type:  Dual Enrollment
  • Offered: Fall / Spring

Intro to Criminal Justice is a dual enrollment opportunity through TN Wesleyan which encompasses a comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections; analysis of the problems and needs of the agencies involved in the criminal justice process; a survey of professional career opportunities.


Work-Based Learning Criminal Justice & Correction Services Career Practicum 

  • Prerequisite: At least 2 courses in the Business Management pathway
  • Enrollment: Students must complete an application which is located in the CTE building.
  • Offered all blocks of the day

Work-Based Learning Criminal Justice & Correction Services Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Criminal Justice & Correction Services pathway and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for select models of work-based learning, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills.

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