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Criminal Justice

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

  • Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid
  • National Incident Management System 700
  • National Incident Management System 100
  • ASP Baton
  • OC Pepper Spray
  • Taser
  • Corrections Certificate
  • National Incident Management System 200 and 800 & Stop the Bleed Training


Abigail Steinmetz

Criminal Justice Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Private Security
  • Communications Officer


  • Police Officer/Law Enforcement
  • Corrections Officer


  • Probation Officer/Social Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Criminologist/Crime Scene Analyst