The principal objective of this trade curriculum is to give students an overview of criminal justice agencies and emergency services. This program provides students with practical, skills-based training along with fundamentals, concepts, theories, and vocabulary in preparation for careers in police, fire, EMS, dispatch, corrections, or private industry. Students will earn numerous certifications during the program and even test for State certification as Emergency Medical Responders.  Juniors and seniors will operate a real emergency operations center and provide assistance and intelligence to actual State and Federal resources deployed throughout the Country. Seniors will respond to, treat patients, process, investigate, and document a full mock crash and crime scene.

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Criminal Justice and Protective Services course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

In Grade 9, the student will learn about:

  • Careers in Criminal Justice and Emergency Service
  • Personal Safety, Scene Safety, and Blood Borne Pathogens*
  • CPR* and Stop the Bleed*
  • Introduction to the Incident Command System*
  • The Legal Ladder: Local, State, Federal
  • Constitutional Law: Applications, Amendments, and Exceptions
  • The Criminal Justice Process: Police, Courts, and Corrections.
  • Scene Basics: Scene Size-up, Note Taking, Basic Inter