• Criminal Justice

    Want a career in Law Enforcement? Law? Our students enjoy a wealth of opportunities to explore their interest in the world of Criminal Justice, a classroom with real world learning systems.
    Criminal Justice is a two-year program that prepares students for careers in security, law enforcement, and the legal field. The curriculum includes extensive preparation in all aspects of law enforcement, including corrections, social services, probation, police investigative work, pre-law studies, and a whole lot more! In addition to academics, students will do hands-on learning such as fingerprinting, handcuffing, criminal takedown tactical training, self-defense, crime scene investigation, crowd control and traffic control.

    Program Content

    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Introduction to the Court System
    • Introduction to Policing
    • Police Patrol functions
    • Written/Verbal communication
    • Penal Law
    • Criminal Procedure Law
    • Vehicle and Traffic Law
    • Domestic Violence
    • Organized Crime
    • Security Work
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Physical Fitness
    • Volunteer Service
    • Campus Security
    • Assigned Counsel
    • Mock Crime Scene
    • Forensics
    • CCC - CJ 111: Intro to Criminal Justice
    • CCC - Cayuga 101:  College Success Strategies
    • Defensive Tactics

    Proper Attire
    Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES will provide a Class A uniform shirt, trousers and program name plate. Students will be expected to provide the following:
    • Black shoes
    • Black belt
    • Black socks
    • Name tag


  • Stacey Jones
    P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5407

    Thom Higgins
    Teacher Assistant



    All second year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Criminal Justice.

    High School Course Credits

    First Year

    • Criminal Justice - 3 credits
    • Integrated Math - 1 credit

    Second Year

    • Criminal Justice - 1.5 credits
    • Integrated English 12 - 1 credit
    • Integrated Gov’t/Economics - 1 credit

    Articulation Agreements/College Credit

    • Cayuga Community College
    • Herkimer Community College


    • National Traffic Incident Management
    • Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders
    • FEMA Certifications in:
      Junior Year: 100, 240.b, 241.b, 242.b, & 5.a
      Senior Year: 700 & 907
    • CPR/First Aid for First Responders
    • NYS 8-hour Security Course
    • National Traffic Safety Council 6-hour Defensive Driving

    Potential Careers

    With BOCES training

    • Police
    • Pre-Law/Law
    • Crime Scene Technician
    • Corrections Officer
    • Security Guard
    • Conservation Officer
    • Military Police

    With additional training & education

    • Lawyer
    • State Police
    • FBI Agent
    • Homeland Security
    • Crime Scene Investigator

Criminal Justice Calendar