• 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 (8)

    CPR/First Aid (American Heart) Certificate

    CareerSafe OSHA 10 

    FEMA Incident Command System 100, 200, 700

    FEMA Active Shooter Response 900

    Hazard Material Identification

    Red Cross CPR Certification

    Red Cross First Aid Certification

    Red Cross AED Certification


    College Credits (6)

    Workplace Opportunities (11) 

    Some notable partners include: Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Downingtown Police, Chester County Sheriffs and more!
    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. Click here to review the task list.
  • Three criminal justice students working on a project