Criminal Justice introduces students to the American criminal justice system, our laws, report writing, data processing, administration of justice, patrol techniques, first aid, business and 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 Criminal Justice program is a para-military program, with students required to purchase and wear uniforms with military style boots. A physical workout regimen is also part of the daily schedule, and a workout uniform (with athletic shoes) will also be required. Respect, patience, discipline, and organizational skills will be paramount in the Criminal Justice program at Vantage.
The students who complete the Criminal Justice program at Vantage will explore opportunities to work with security companies, 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, two-year and four-year degree in Criminal Justice, or military training.