Criminal Justice

Set the Bar High

Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in law, public safety, and security could be what you’re looking for. Dive into courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts!

Legal/Judicial—Students in this pathway learn what it takes to protect the lives and property of community members, including controlling traffic; preventing and investigating crimes; enforcing laws and ordinances; and apprehending, arresting, and processing suspected criminals.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Police, fire, and ambulance dispatcher
  • Police and patrol officer
  • Animal control officer
  • Customs and border protection officer
  • Marine enforcement officer
  • Fingerprint identification technician
  • Railroad police
  • Customs inspectors

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Medical Forensics
  • Criminal Justice
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)