main content starts hereCriminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program has been designed for Mohonasen students interested in pursuing careers related to criminal justice and law enforcement. It prepares students to enter post-secondary education in these fields or go straight to the work force. Possible careers related to this program include: law enforcement at local, state or federal levels, court or security officer, corrections or environmental officer, military police officer, bail enforcement agent, private investigator, forensic technician among others. Students who successfully complete both Criminal Justice I and II may be eligible to receive up to six college credits at Schenectady County Community College.

Course Offerings

Introduction to Criminal Justice – Year 1

Provides the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement and analyzes the components of the criminal justice system, including the police, courts and corrections.
Credit: 1.0
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Application
Other: Must be taken with Criminal Science
*Registration priority given to juniors

Criminal Science – Year 1

This course is a survey of a crime laboratory. It looks at the role of the lab in criminal investigations including firearms identification, examination of documents, criminal analysis, and fingerprinting.
Credit: 1.0
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Application
Other: Must be taken with Introduction to Criminal Justice
*Registration priority given to juniors

Introduction to Criminal Justice II – Year 2

This course builds on the foundation of year one of the program. Students will also have the opportunity to further research and explore the law enforcement career area of their choice.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Criminal Justice I and instructor approval.