Criminal Justice students assessing mock crime scene.Photo of Criminal Justice student at Muskegon Fire Department.

Criminal Justice

Students serve alongside health care and first responders while participating in mock critical incident training, practice self-defense, learn to process a crime scene, and participate in a mock court trial. CPR, Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Incident Command System (ICS) certifications in addition to English and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, corrections, fire, EMT, and homeland security.

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the CTC.

Direct College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may earn direct credit to Muskegon Community College. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.

Meet the instructors

The teachers and parapros at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) all come from the industry they now teach.

Instructor: Karen Reynolds
Bio: Mrs. Reynolds has a Master's Degree from Western Michigan University. She is also retired from the Wyoming Police Department. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and spending time with her family and outdoors.

Parapro: Mark Lewis
Bio: Mr. Lewis graduated from Taylor High School in North Bend, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a graduate of Muskegon Community College. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience: ten years in the US Army Military Police and 25 years at the Muskegon  Police Department. At the time of his retirement, he was the Patrol Captain in charge of 62 officers and commanders. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, theater, music, and kayaking.

Syllabus–Year 1

Syllabus–Year 2

Advisory Committee

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