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Criminal Justice and Fire Science

Through hands-on, real world activities, including mock trials, police patrols, field trips, forensic experiments and guest speakers, students gain a fundamental understanding of all aspects of the field.

In addition, internships are available with local police departments and security firms.

Students in this program have an opportunity to enroll in Rockland Community College’s High School Enrichment Program, which allows them to earn college credits. Articulation agreements with other colleges and institutions also exist.

Program Studies I, II
  • Community Relations
  • Corrections & Penology
  • Crime Scene Procedures
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Terrorism
  • Emergency Situations
  • Enforcement Terminology
  • Firefighter Training
  • Forensics
  • History of Law
  • Homeland Security
  • International Terrorism
  • Introduction to Criminal Procedure Law
  • Introduction to Local and Municipal Laws
  • Introduction to New York State Laws
  • Theory of Criminal Justice
  • Vehicle and Traffic Law
College Articulations

Rockland Community College (6 dual credits), Sullivan Community College

Professional Certifications

Firefighter Certification BEFO (exterior operations) with HFMRO (hazardous materials), CPR/AED, NYS Security Guard

Career Options

Police Officer, Firefighter, Lawyer, Sheriff, Probation/Corrections Officer, Forensic Scientist, Cybersecurity Specialist, US Border Patrol/Customs Agent, Federal/Secret Service Agent, First Responder


Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

James Matera
Assistant Principal

Jennifer Patrikis
School Counselor
Nanuet UFSD
South Orangetown CSD
Suffern CSD
New Jersey school districts

Jaymie DeLeon
School Counselor
East Ramapo CSD
Pearl River SD
Rockland BOCES Student Services

Nicole Minter
School Counselor
Clarkstown CSD
North Rockland CSD
Nyack Public Schools

Donna Stonis
Work Based Learning Coordinator

Maureen Danzig
Work Based Learning Coordinator