Through this program, you will develop an understanding of the Criminal Justice System, learn basic skills of crime scene investigation, learn to conduct criminal investigations and learn to apply powers of arrest/Laws of the State of Ohio. You will also understand our correctional system/community control, learn emergency management and response, and develop community relations & service.

Course Topics

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Courtroom Procedures/Mock Trials
  • Corrections/Probation
  • Forensic Science/Psychology
  • Ohio Criminal Code (Laws of the State of Ohio)
  • Homeland Security/Terrorism
  • Cultural Diversity

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid/CPR
  • National Incident Management System 700
  • National Incident Management System 100
  • ASP Baton
  • OC Pepper Spray
  • Taser

Jackie Smith

Program Instructor
jsmith@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Private Security
Communications Officer

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Police Officer/Law Enforcement
Corrections Officer

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Probation Officer/Social Worker
Lawyer
Criminologist/Crime Scene Analyst