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VVTC’s Criminal Justice Program will provide students with hands-on experience in police work, crime scene processing and introduce a systematic study of the theory and technology related to criminology. This program explores the courts and the students experience what it’s like to testify and present court cases to a courtroom work group. This career field is exciting due the fact, you never what will happen in a days time.

Semester one focuses on law and police procedures. Semester two delves into crime scene investigation and processing with and emphasis on evidence handling.

Completion of the program can earn a student six (6) dual enrollment credits toward the Administration of Justice program at Blue Ridge Community College. A degree is required in most areas of law enforcement and public service for careers as: Police officers, State troopers, Game wardens, Magistrates, ABC agents, FBI, U.S. Marshals, Security positions, Attorneys, Social workers, Child Protective Services and other Court officials. So if you are looking for an exciting, rewarding and challenging career come check out Criminal Justice at Valley Tech!

Course Content

· Law enforcement roles and             responsibilities

· How to process an offender             evidence

· How to conduct a traffic stop.

· How to make an arrest safely and professionally

· Investigating criminal activity

· Testifying in a courtroom

· How to conduct a crime scene search

· How collect and preserve evidence and properly document a crime         scene

· Correct use of chain of custody         documents

· Describe the role of the crime       laboratory in analyzing crime scene evidence

Course Details

Criminal Justice I (Sem1)

Criminal Justice II (Sem 2)

GRADE  11, 12

Course Length: 1 year

Industry Credentials Offered


Options After HS


Security guard, corrections officer, military police

Local Employers:  Local law enforcement agencies, correction centers, courts, armed forces

Career Certificate/ Associate Degree (2 yr) program

BRCC—Administration of Justice

Bachelor’s /Post Baccalaureate Degree (4 yr+) majors

Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Forensics, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Terrorism,  Public Administration, Pre– Law, Legal Studies

Instructor Contact Information

Name: Damian Fink

Email: [email protected]

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407