Criminal Justice


If you’ve thought about a career in law enforcement, this program will introduce you to many of the skills and laws police and security officers need to know. Appropriate investigative functions and techniques, patrol functions, forensics, security systems and emergency responses required for public/private security are explored.

Work EnvironmentCourse OutlineStudent Supplies
Personnel employed in the field of Criminal Justice may work for public or private institutions, e.g. local police departments, court systems, prisons, military police, store detectives, private security agencies, and private businesses. Technicians also work in computer/data processing jobs related to the industry.
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Introduction to the Court System
  • Patrol Functions
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Crisis Intervention/Emergency Response
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Social and Economic Impact of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Career Orientation: Job Seeking, Job Keeping Skills, Administration, Management
  • Intro. to NYS Laws
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Investigative Functions/Techniques
  • Code of Conduct – Public Relations
  • Development of Physical Skills
  • Private and Public Security
  • Communications
  • Current and Critical Issues
  • Principles of Defensive Driving
  • Surveillance Systems
Appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor work
1. Pen
2. Watch
3. Memo or agenda book

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: National Occupational Competency Testing Exam (NOCTI) – Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement.

About the instructors

Donald Anderson is a retired law enforcement officer with more than 30 years of experience in military operations, private sector security and homeland security management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and justice and a master’s degree in national resource strategy. Most recently, Mr. Anderson served with the Department of Homeland Security Federal Air Marshal Service, where he held several positions of increasing depth and responsibility, such as the Deputy Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the New York Field Office, the Special Agent in Charge of Field Operations, and the Federal Air Marshal Service Deputy Chief of Staff.

Mellissa Worthy is a dynamic and compassionate teacher from Queens, NY. She holds a master’s degree in education from Molloy College and served eight years in the US Army. With a background in science, she brings a unique and fresh approach to teaching all aspects of criminal justice, including forensic science.