Criminal Justice

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One Year

2 semesters – 3 periods
Grades Eligible: 11, 12

This course will provide students with knowledge in the field of law enforcement, forensics and various other careers within the criminal justice field. The criminal justice class will also prepare students for continuing education and ultimately, employment in a related field.

This course is to acquaint the student with historical perspectives of law enforcement and a variety of criminal justice career fields including, but not limited to: Crime Scene Investigation, Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Court/Juvenile Studies.  In addition, the standards that make up the Missouri Peace Officers Standards of Training Program (P.O.S.T.) are integrated within the course.  Content may include the discussion and viewing of some of man’s worst crimes.  All are significant and vital to our past, present, and future in the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.  The goal is to become increasingly aware of the social forces that shape our lives and gain insight into the many different aspects of law enforcement and how they influence society’s views and opinions on how we deal with and handle the crimes of man.

How to Apply

High School Students:

  • Contact your school's guidance counselor.   

  • Prerequisites may apply.

Class Schedule

August - May (Follows the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar).

Monday - Friday
Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
Afternoon block schedule is 12:00 - 2:40

For More information call 573.334.0826 and speak to our counselor.