THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM allows students to investigate careers in the criminal justice field while gaining the skills and knowledge needed to be prepared for entry-level work:
Knowledge of the law
Required & Recommended Courses
PROGRAM REQUIRED COURSES:
PROGRAM RECOMMENDED COURSES:
Credentials & Certifications
Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law Certificate (with successful completion of two additional RWU courses through the Advanced Course Network)
Work-Based Learning Requirements
In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.
WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.
Criminal Justice Program Eligibility Criteria:
Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater
Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater
Enrolled in a CTE Program
Successfully completes three CTE courses (2.5 - 3 credits) in the Criminal Justice Program and is currently enrolled in the fourth level course.
A score of Proficient on the Criminal Justice Precision Exam
Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)
Maintains an advisor-approved SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience)
Special recognition at Graduation
Other unique member privileges