The Criminal Justice program at CV Tech is designed to prepare students to pursue not only a career, but their calling to serve as an emergency responder. The students will primarily focus on criminal justice as well as gaining knowledge in the areas of emergency medical response and fire safety. Students will be prepared to be a dispatcher, corrections officer, security guard, or pursue further education to become a police officer. The students will also receive training and test for certification as an emergency medical responder. This program will prepare students to be a well-rounded first responder.


Requires additional education or certifications:

Entry Level Salary Range



Local Program

Criminal Justice, OCAS 9629/9638

Introduction to Criminal Justice100 
Basic Life Support9 
Telecommunications 911 Simulator90 
Criminal Law and Procedures75 
Drugs and Substance Abuse in the CJS30 
Defensive Tactics and Physical Fitness I80 
Traffic Management and Crash Investigation40 
Defensive Tactics and Physical Fitness II80 
Criminal Investigations and Evidence I90 
Criminal Investigations and Evidence II90 
CLEET Unarmed Security Guard135 
Detention Officer30 
CLEET Private Investigator36 
Trauma Awareness and Mental Health for LE75 
Total Hours960 

Suggested Entry Level Skills

Clothing Requirement

Students must wear closed-toe shoes for all activities (no sandals allowed). Students are required to wear a uniform that will be purchased in the bookstore. If a hat is worn, the brim must be facing their face.

Instructor and Program Information

I am happy to speak with students/parents (for students under 18) about grades, learning progress, classroom behavior, or any other questions or concerns you may have about my class. Email is the easiest way to contact me; I check email daily and try to respond within 24 hours. You can also call after school (3:15-4:15) to speak to me.


Grades will be calculated based on the following weighted categories:

40% Defensive, Custody & Control Tactics, Physical Fitness & Professionalism40% Exams/Quizzes20% Assignments

Instructional Methods

Students are expected to meet the course goals and demonstrate their understanding of specific concepts. Various instructional strategies will be used: lecture, textbooks, digital handouts, hands-on practice with manipulatives, class discussions, Internet tutorials, leadership activities, guest speakers and special projects. Students will work independently and in groups. Assignments require students to use academic skills of reading, writing and math along with technical skills.


  • Students are required to pass a safety test with a grade of 100%
  • Safe operation of equipment and safe work habits will ensure the personal well being of students
  • Students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task they are doing
  • Report any malfunction of equipment to the instructor immediately
  • Do not move or tamper with equipment; the equipment is set up and arranged in a necessary manner


  • Follow all class policies and procedures; comply with substitute requests even if different from normal routine
  • Students will remain in class; no passes out of the room unless a student is requested by the office
  • For safety reasons; some programs may limit access to the shop or lab when there is a substitute
  • Help the substitute in any way you can and be a positive representative of CV Tech

Program Expectations

  • Speak kindly. Good communication with peers and instructors is an important skill. Actions such as gossiping, inappropriate joking, cursing, derogatory remarks, and disruptions are unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

  • Arrive ready. When the bell rings, be in assigned seat and in uniform (if required).

  • Time on task. Spend time on task: participate in instructional activities, follow directions, work with peers, etc.

  • Clean. A clean work space is necessary for safety. Every student will clean as they go and clean at the end of the day.

  • Ask for help. It is normal to have questions about difficult sections of learning. Please ask for help by raising your hand to have a section explained again or ask to step into the office if you would like to speak privately.

  • Track progress. Students will use a plan of study to track their progress. Failing to meet deadlines will result in zeros.

  • Break Time. Use your break for personal business (restroom, phone calls, food, drink); you must go to the break area.

  • Cell phones. While cell phones are convenient, they are a distraction to your learning. Please put them on silent and put them in the designated location. Refer to the CVTC Student Handbook for the school policy.

  • Professional behavior. Display professional behavior at all times; this means no horseplay, yelling, etc.

  • Solve problems. If a discipline problem should arise, the steps below will be followed:
    1st Incident – Warning and in class student/teacher conference to find a solution to the problem
    2nd Incident – Student/teacher conference and parent notification
    3rd Incident – Parent/student/teacher conference; conference may include administrator or counselor as needed
    4th Incident – Administrator notified and consequence to be determined
    Severe disruptions or repeated problem behavior will result in removal from class and administrator notification

CV Tech Student Handbook Topics

The instructor will discuss the following topics in the student handbook. The handbook can be accessed at


The CADD program at CV Tech emphasizes communication design through 3D modeling, texturing, animating, rigging, and game design. Students gain introductory skills in traditional design software (AutoCAD, Revit, Bentley
Systems, Solidworks, Inventor) to prepare for skills and techniques of emerging technologies (advanced real-time rendering, interactive design and virtual reality using Twinmotion, Blender, and Unreal). Options are offered in civil, architectural, and mechanical design and drafting.





Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and Design120
Engineering Computer Aided Drafting and Design120
CADD Exploration120
Civil Design and Drafting Option 1190
Architectural Design and Drafting Option 2 
Mechanical Design and Drafting I Option 3 
Visualization and Media Design190
Interactive Gaming and Visualization Options 1 and 2190
Mechanical Design and Drafting II Option 3 
Employment Readiness30