Criminal Justice

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Criminal Justice Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore an exciting future in the criminal justice field.

Chase a Career in Law

The Criminal Justice Pathway teaches students about the ways the U.S. Constitution influences law enforcement and legal proceedings. It also covers subjects like the Constitution’s restriction of various law enforcement techniques used to investigate crimes. Students will take college-level criminal justice courses, which include a variety of materials related to law enforcement, criminology, and the court system. Working with teachers and mentors, students will learn the skills needed for both college and career success. This multi-year program features both coursework and first-hand experience, and benefits students by preparing them for and exposing them to a potentially rewarding career.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select career paths that they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new criminal justice career. Classes include:

  • ROP Criminal Justice

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of criminal justice. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Workplace Tours
  • On or Off Site Internships

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in criminal justice and pave the way to greater success in college with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Lawyer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Social Worker

Industry Average: $60,000 - $75,000+/Year Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Get Started?

Contact your college & career technician for availability. Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Lorraine Miramontes
(805) 437-1420

Lock Down a Career in Criminal Justice

Whether you want work in law enforcement or are driven by the desire to make a difference in your community, a career in criminal justice could be the way to achieve your dream. The Criminal Justice Pathway gives students a broad understanding of the judicial process and legal issues in criminal justice. Its coursework is centered around issues and theories related to crime. This career pathway can provide you with an exceptional foundation for college and maybe even a competitive edge in starting your career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Paralegal

BS Law & Society