Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

 

 

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DISCOVER: Learn about the Homeland Security: Criminal Justice Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Homeland Security: Criminal Justice

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Steve Rathgerber (Email:     serathg@carrollk12.org   ) :  

  • Professional Experience: Retired Sergeant from Harford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Specialized Training: M.S. from Johns Hopkins University

Brett Fonseca (Email:     bjfonse@carrollk12.org   ) :  

  • 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
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DESCRIPTION

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. 

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- 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 students in touch with state of the equipment and techniques before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day.  This shows employers you are trained and have the skills industry is looking for in a Homeland Security: Criminal Justice employee.  These skills allow the best students to find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Homeland Security: Criminal Justice Program has been highly successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • 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.

Summary of topics by classes:

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.

 

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program-  <Email instructor for list of skills students will learn> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Homeland Security: Criminal Justice partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Carroll Community College – 3 credits*
  • University of Maryland, University College – 3 credits
  • University of Baltimore – 3 credits

*Transcripted Credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Homeland Security: Criminal Justice? 
  2. Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • AP/Transcipted level classwork
  • Able to memorize large amount of information
  • Follow orders in an emergency situation
  • Physical stamina
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Utilize Science to solve problems
  • Work through difficult problems
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Able to be successfull in college level academics
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Private Security
  • Communications Officer

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Police Officer/Law Enforcement
  • Corrections Officer

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Probation Officer/Social Worker
  • FBI, CIA, or NSA
  • Crime Scene Analyst/Criminologist
  • Lawyer

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

Carroll Community College, University of Maryland, and University of Baltimore-   all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed 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. 

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)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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