• Criminal Justice & Police Sciences 

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!

    Criminal Justice instructor teaching his class

    The Criminal Justice & Police Sciences program prepares students for post-secondary education, careers in the military and entry-level employment in the protective services field. Students who possess integrity, fairness and a desire to protect and serve will be interested in this program.
    Sample Career Skills

    • Be introduced to criminal law, civil law and court procedures
    • Lift a latent fingerprint with powder using proper processes and protocol
    • Secure a mock crime scene, including: securing a scene, identifying and properly packaging evidence and identifying processing procedures
    • Learn about court procedures by examining court cases and participating in mock trials
    • Prepare for careers in patrol and physical security, operations center for monitoring surveillance and domestic and international counterterrorism
    • Complete industry-related training and certification


  • Certifications

    CPR/First Aid Certificate
    FEMA NIMS -- 100, 200 & 700
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate

    College Credits  

    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    Penn College of Technology
    SOAR Credits
    Harcum College
    Manor College
    Montgomery County Community College
    Reading Area Community College
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Pittsburgh Technical College
    St. Francis University

    Workplace Opportunities 

    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list 
Last Modified on May 18, 2020