Criminal Justice

Program Overview

Wanted: honest and mature individuals with good judgment and strong character.

Students in the Criminal Justice program will set the groundwork for a career in public service by studying patrol tactics, arrest techniques, search and seizure, investigation, and Constitutional law. Students will also partake in physical training through the program to prepare for the rigors of their career's next steps.

Two female students are examining a crime scene with a blood-soaked mannequin posed as a victim.

What you will learn

  • Unarmed self-defense training

  • Leadership

  • Constitutional law

  • Patrol tactics

  • First aid/CPR

  • Arrest techniques

  • Search and seizure

  • Fingerprinting

  • Physical fitness training

  • Dispatching

  • Incident command and management

Career Pathways

  • Corrections Officer

  • Federal Officer

  • Forensics

  • Homeland security

  • Local Police Officer

  • Military

  • Security Officer

  • State Law Enforcement Officer

Two students of different backgrounds are standing at the doors of a police cruiser.

What else do I need to know?


Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112

Program Length

This is a two-year program designed for juniors and seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Students that enroll in this program participate in the SkillsUSA career-technical student organization. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

SkillsUSA logo

Meet your instructor

Eric Wallace headshot

Eric Wallace (ECC)

William Moore headshot

William Moore (FCC)