Program Description
Criminal Justice prepares students for employment in the law enforcement field. The objectives of this course are to encourage law-abiding behavior; to develop informed and responsible citizens; to teach critical thinking and organizational skills; to foster qualities of self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership. The program prepares students for immediate entry into the private security field, corrections and loss prevention, and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience toward a college degree in law enforcement. Classroom instruction, field trips, and shadowing experiences are all important components of this program.

Available Certifications 
College of Southern Maryland (9 Credits)

Course Sequence
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Law, and Society
Criminal Justice Work Based Learning

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Introduction to Criminal Justice Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Law, and Society
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Introduction to Criminal Justice Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Law, and Society
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy
 Elective Criminal Justice Work Based Learning
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Criminal Justice Work Based Learning
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective  Elective  Science Requirement

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade