Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice


Karen Reynolds


Mark Lewis

Course Description:

The Criminal Justice class is a one-year program with the opportunity to earn placement into a second-year Muti-Agency Internship Program. The course will explore the foundations of the Criminal Justice system as well as academic and technical skills which include self-defense and weapon safety. Some aspects of the program include: Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections, and Fire/EMS Training. Students will also be tested for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). Students who successfully complete this class will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance into a post-secondary program.

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Student Quotes:

"The teacher is extremely knowlegeable and makes students feel comfortable asking questions."
- Criminal Justice student

"I really liked that we got to experience life as a police officer, firefighter, forensic scientist, and many more related careers."
- Criminal Justice student

"I like that we have a lot of freedom here, and that our instructor is experienced in this field."
- Criminal Justice student

Special features of the program:


Learn about criminal law, policy, and procedures in Criminal Justice.

Student practice important skills such as CPR, criminal investigations, firefighting techniques, report writing, supervision, team work, police tactics, handcuffing techniques, fingerprinting, and more!

Job shadow and internship opportunities are also available.

Qualified students may receive FREE college credit through articulation agreements with Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, or Muskegon Community College.

Direct college credit is also available through Muskegon Community College.

View a list of program advisors:

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee