Criminal Justice Careers Exploration

The Criminal Justice Careers Exploration Program will not be offered after the 2019-2020 school year.  See your high school counselor to take related coursework through the Campus Select Program.

The Criminal Justice Careers Exploration program prepares students to pursue careers in law enforcement, criminology, courts, corrections, advocacy, and more, including: Police officer, detective, sheriff, bailiff, probation officer, corrections officer, border patrol officer, game warden, private investigator, security officer, federal special agent, forensic technician, criminologist, social worker, clinical psychologist, substance abuse counselor, lawyer, law clerk, judge, and more! 

  • Learn about careers in the criminal justice field.
  • Explore legal and ethical issues in criminal justice.
  • Survey police procedures, including; traffic control, patrol and observation, suspect control, search and seizure, arrest and interrogation, and surveillance.
  • Participate in crime scene investigation labs, including; processing physical evidence, photography, reports, sketches, interviewing witnesses and victims, fingerprinting principles and techniques, DNA evidence, blood analysis and spatter patterns.
  • Study criminal law and the courts, including; overview of constitutional and Colorado law, overview of the court system, prosecution and defense, pretrial procedures, criminal trial, punishment and sentencing, and restorative justice.
  • Examine the correctional system, including; institutional operations and management, probation, and parole.
  • Develop communication skills; working with diverse populations, briefings, report writing, conflict resolution, interviewing and interrogating skills, research writing and presentations.
  • Earn placement in community service.
  • Acquire professional workplace and employment skills throughout the year.

This program could be right for you if you have:

  • History of good attendance
  • History of turning in assignments
  • Willingness to seek help
  • Good communication with instructor and classmates
  • Willingness to participate in all assignments and activities

High School Credit

Coursework may qualify for high school academic credit and/or fulfill high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for more information.

College Credit (2019-2020 School Year)

Nine optional FRCC college credits available:

  • CRJ 110 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 125 Policing Systems
  • CRJ 209 Criminal Investigations I

Optional college credits earned through this program apply towards FRCC degrees.


Bob Deutsch

Class Location

FRCC Larimer Campus

Class Times

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Eligible Students

Juniors and Seniors


Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees. 

Program Video

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Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process!

Contact Instructor
Bob Deutsch
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