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- Professional Experience: Employed with the Department of Juvenile Services for sixteen years as a Case Management Specialist and a Case Management Specialist Supervisor
- Specialized Training: Maryland police and correctional Training Commission Certification
Mr . Rathgeber
- Professional Experience: Retired Sergeant from Harford County Sheriff’s Office
- Specialized Training: M.S. from Johns Hopkins University
Protective Services employees, such as law enforcement officers and security personnel, work every day to safeguard lives and property. The Homeland Security: Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement program is designed to give students a general knowledge needed to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels.
Students will be introduced to emergency preparedness with an emphasis on public health and safety while exploring a range of careers in law enforcement.
Spring Semester of Junior Year:
Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (1 credit)
Homeland security and emergency preparedness guidelines, concepts, and action plans are key concepts in this course. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. Various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination will be examined. Students will identify various local, state, and federal assets and prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery.
Administration of Justice I (1 credit) -
This class will introduce students to multiple aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will explore the criminal process, various forces that impact law enforcement, and the rights of citizens. Students will understand the difference between juvenile and adult justice, and classifications of different crimes. The class will give students a general knowledge needed for students to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels.
FALL of Senior Year:
Administration of Justice II (1 credit) -
This class will expand upon students’ knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will be introduced to evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination. The role of law enforcement officials as a first responder will also be discussed as well as the duties of police officers. Students will explore a range of careers in law enforcement.
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Internship/Capstone (1 credit) -
The capstone course is an extension and culmination for all the options in the Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness completer program. Student knowledge and skills are refined and challenged in an authentic environment, applying real-world applications. This relevant, enriching experience exposes the student to a broad array of workplace skills that are part of an individualized training plan. Students will complete a working portfolio, which will be presented for review and critique, documenting their academic and technical skill attainment.
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Why do students come to CCCTC?
Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major. This program puts you in touch with state of the art technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)
Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day. After gaining skills and experience some of our best students to come back as in house interns or find an internship at a local business. (more)
Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills and concepts do students learn in this program?
Major Units of Study
- Exploring the criminal process.
- Determining the difference between juvenile and adult justice.
- Understanding the role of law enforcement officials as a first responder.
- Classification of different crimes.
- Evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination.
- Public safety and emergency preparedness.
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program (more)
At CCCTC we know how important professionialism is to getting and keepin a job. We emphacize professionalism in each program. (more)
How does this program add VALUE to your diploma?
Students Can Earn College Credits
University of Maryland, College Park; Carroll Community College; and University of Baltimore: College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with colleges. These agreements are the colleges way of saying that our programs, shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards as that college or post-secondary institution.
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Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
If students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!
OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)
How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school. (more)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
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SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
Program runs mainly mod 2-3 in the spring of student's junior year AND mods 2-3 in fall of the student's senior year. (more)
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
Look at the program of studies for the most up to date informaion.
Different career paths that all start at with this program.
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (....HIGH SCHOOL)
- Private Security
- Communications Officer
TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
- Police Officer/Law Enforcement
- Corrections Officer
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
- Probation Officer/Social Worker
- FBI, CIA, or NSA
- Crime Scene Analyst/Criminologist
Check Out These Career Sites:
ONET: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.
Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do PROFESSIONALS say about CCCTC?
(Don't just take our word for it)
Professional Organizations certify our programs Certification by state and local agencies assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relavent and important in today's job market. A program's certifications must be renewed usually every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.
Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution. Credits are awarded based on that agreement. (See college advantage)
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry. (more)