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Criminal Justice

Today’s criminal justice professionals are required to have a great deal of specialized knowledge and to adhere to a high level of ethics and integrity as demanded by our society. The varied and interesting roles within the criminal justice system rely on education as an important criterion for recruitment.
The Francis Tuttle Criminal Justice program lays the foundation for entry into the criminal justice system as a 911 Telecommunicator, jailer, or unarmed security guard. Students are also prepared to pursue a degree in criminal justice at a university or college.
Students learn about criminal law, criminal investigations, Homeland Security, defensive tactics, physical fitness, taser operation, and police function and fundamentals.
Students in the program will test for the following certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED, FEMA - NIMS ICS100 and ICS700, Taser X26, and the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch E911Telecomunicator. Students will be eligible to take the State of Oklahoma CLEET unarmed security guard test and unarmed private investigator test.
Criminal Justice1,072 hours
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, High school graduates returning to complete the program
Employment Opportunities
Security Agencies, Hospital Security, Police Departments, Sheriff Departments, E911 Dispatch Centers, Security Dispatch Centers, Jails
Occupational Characteristics
A wide variety of career options are available within the criminal justice field. However, depending on location and the specific position, jobs can be highly competitive.
Work is often physically demanding and stressful and requires preparation to respond to challenges and situations not found in other occupations. It also requires the ability to make judgments under pressure and to problem solve quickly.
Long work hours are often required and can include around the clock shifts. Work in this career field can also be dangerous, with police officers having one of the highest rates of injury and illness of all occupations.
Positions in this field require report writing and other written communication skills, so comfort with business and word processing software and strong communication skills are needed in addition to physical and mental preparation for various situations.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Good observational skills, Problem solving ability, Strong ability to make decisions under pressure, Physical ability to work long hours and perform physically demanding tasks in a variety of situations, Strong interpersonal skills including sensitivity and respect for others, Ability to set and achieve goals, Honesty, Integrity, Personal Ethics, Dependability, and a Professional appearance
Location(s) and Times
Reno Campus, Kay Martin Center
Rockwell Campus, Campus Center Building - Northwest Hall Entrance
2 sessions
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
Students may enroll in either the AM session or PM session.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

Maps and Directions

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