Criminal Justice

Instructor: Steve Brannan 
Teacher Assistant: Lisa Lipp 

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/Constitutional Law
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • FEMA
  • First Responder Training
  • Terrorism
  • Use of Force Training
  • NYS Security Officer Certification
  • Self Defense and Baton Training

Dual Credit (3 Credits Each): Finger Lakes Community College (BUS 131: Personal Money Management; MAT 110-Mathmatics of Money)

Articulation Agreements: Bryant and Stratton College (CRJU 103: Introduction to Justice System; PLEG 100: Introduction to Legal Studies); Finger Lakes Community College (Credit Upon Review); Herkimer County Community College (CJ 125: Intro to Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice Elective)

Job Outlook (US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook):