CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Criminal Justice I (8702/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8702
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

Students are introduced to the legal foundations and processes, and the principles, techniques, and practices for exploring careers within the criminal justice system.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Correction Services
    • Emergency and Fire Management Services
    • Law Enforcement Services
    • Legal Services
    • Security and Protective Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.