Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice introduces students to the American criminal justice system, our laws, report writing, data processing, administration of justice, patrol techniques, first aid, business/industrial security, forensic science, radio communications, homeland security, dispatching, self-defense, public relations, and military drills. Students have the opportunity to earn several certifications toward their Ohio graduation requirements. Vantage also maintains a strong relationship with our local sheriff’s offices, police departments, and Ohio Highway patrol. Students will have the opportunity to work with these local agencies to gain insight and understanding into how they can better prepare for a career in keeping our area safe and secure.  
The students who complete the Criminal Justice program at Vantage will explore opportunities to work with security companies and local sheriff/police departments as dispatchers or corrections officers. Other students may choose to continue their education at postsecondary institutions or join the military. Further education may include Ohio Police Academy Training, a two-year/four-year degree in Criminal Justice, or military training.
Alarm Response
Emergency Dispatching
Probation Parole Officer
Intro to Policing / Police Academy
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
Federal and State Law Enforcement Officers
Police Detective
Records Officer
United States Military
911 Dispatcher
Armed Security
Private Investigations

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
OSHA 10 hour General Industry
CPR/First Aid
Stop The Bleed

Skills USA 

While attending Vantage Career Center, Vantage students have the opportunity to participate in college credit plus courses. Contact Student Services for more information. 

Career Pathways

A Career Pathway is a collective look at education, training, wage, and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Criminal Justice program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate, or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.

Contact Us

Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Zacharia Miller
Zacharia Miller
Criminal Justice
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2017
Paula VanTilburg
Paula VanTilburg
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2146
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
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