Criminal Justice

  • The two-year Criminal Justice program covers nearly all facets of public safety. The first year includes topics such as New York state penal, vehicle and traffic laws; criminal procedure law; accident investigation and reconstruction; incident command; fire fighting; criminal investigation; police patrol tactics; forensics; ballistics; cybersecurity; terrorism; firearm safety; and more. The second year introduces seniors to the popular field of forensic science. Topics include crime scene investigation; anthropology; hair, fiber, soil and blood spatter analysis; and practical, hands-on activities. This program is designed to better educate and prepare students to be successful in an increasingly technical and competitive career.

Criminal Justice Tour

  • Skills/Topics Covered

    • 8 and 16-hour NYS Security Guard Certification Course (second year)
    • Basic First Aid
    • Body Cameras
    • Corrections
    • Courts
    • CPR/AED
    • Crime Scene Investigation (safety, photography, evidence collection, etc.)
    • Death Investigation
    • DNA
    • Fingerprinting (Livescan unit in classroom)
    • Firefighting
    • Laws of the State of New York (PL, VTL, CPL)
    • Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation
    • NYS 8-hour Safe Boating Course (first year)


    Internship Experiences

    Internships are determined annually as they are available. Past internship locations include:

    • Oneida County E-911 Center
    • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit
    • Oneida County Court


    Opportunities for Additional Education in the Field

    Students who successfully complete this program may choose to enter any number of colleges with Criminal Justice/Police Science, Forensic Science, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Paramedic, or Fire Protection degree programs.


    Articulation Agreements/College Credit  

    • Hilbert College (9 credit hours)
    • SUNY Morrisville (6-9 credit hours)
    • Cazenovia College (6 credit hours)
    • Herkimer County Community College (6 credit hours)
    • Mohawk Valley Community College (6 credit hours)
Criminal Justice 202-21

    Potential Careers with CTE Training

    • Security
    • Loss Prevention
    • Asset Protection
    • Corrections
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Firefighting


    Potential Careers with Additional Training

    Students may choose to pursue careers in a number of areas including, but not limited to Law, Law Enforcement, Forensic Science, and Cyber Security.