Criminal Justice

Steve Brannan, Instructor and Lisa Lipp, Teacher Assistant
315-589-2648

Program Goal: Criminal Justice is a broad-based career exploration program intended to give students skills, knowledge and occupational opportunities in the field.

Curriculum: Through a blending of rigorous academics with a strong hands-on component, students gain insight into what it takes to be successful in the criminal justice field. In addition, the program includes the study of civil and criminal law providing a strong foundation for entry into the security field or for advanced training at a police academy or college. Several certifications are available such as, NYS Security Guard, CPR/AED, First Aid and others through the Department of Justice, Homeland Security and OSHA.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Penal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Vehicle & Traffic Law
  • Corrections
  • First Responder Training
  • Family Court/Juvenile Justice System
  • Report Writing
  • NYS Security Officer Certification
  • 911 Dispatch Training
  • Martial Arts

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Police and Detectives is $62,960 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists is $51,410 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers is $26,960 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Police and Detectives

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialist

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers