Criminal Justice II

SCED Code: 15051
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students apply knowledge learned in Criminal Justice I through practical scenarios involving crime scene investigation, criminal investigation, and crisis intervention. Students explore trends in correctional standards and in identifying and preventing terror threats. This course prepares students for careers as lawyers, forensics specialists, emergency communications professionals, and law enforcement and corrections officers. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Correction Services
  • Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Public Safety Telecommunicators
  • Emergency Management Directors
Law Enforcement Services
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  • Private Detectives and Investigators
Legal Services
  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Lawyers
  • Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Security & Protective Services
  • Private Detectives and Investigators
  • Security Guards

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