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Criminal Justice

A Criminal Justice instructor provides instruction to six students about riot gear
Three Criminal Justice students with shields and riot gear face two other students.
Student performs sit-ups while another student steadies their legs on the floor. Two criminal justice flags hang on the wall
Two Criminal Justice students point training guns in a practice stance
A person wearing a blue WCCC branded polo dusts a wine bottle for fingerprints
A person wearing gloves fingerprints another person on white paper
Seven WCCC Criminal Justice students stand in front of a garage door holding riot gear tools and clothing
The WCCC Criminal Justice Program will equip you with a comprehensive skill set that will serve you well in your future career in the public and private criminal justice industry.

The Criminal Justice Program introduces students to matters of cybersecurity, forensic science and other functions that they will need to perform general criminal justice tasks. Students learn basic self-defense tactics and participate in regular fitness training a few times a week.

A person wearing gloves fingerprints another person on white paper

Career Opportunities:

  • Dispatcher/Communications Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Military Service
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Bailiff
  • Court Officer
  • Private Security
  • Private Investigations
  • Public Safety Services
  • Police Officer

*Some careers noted require additional education

A Criminal Justice student wearing a black WCCC t-shirt does sit-ups and smiles

Skills Gained:

  • Ethical, Political, Statutory Foundations
  • Ohio and U.S. Constitutional Law
  • Correctional Facility/Detention
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Use of a portable defibrillator
  • Patrol and Traffic
  • Crisis Intervention/Civil Emergency

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Students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

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