The Criminal Justice program at ACTI gives students both theory and hands-on experience with skills and knowledge in the field. We strive to emphasize the development of effective written and verbal communication, required professional and academic skills and problem-solving abilities, with a strong emphasis on overall safety.
The classes cover law enforcement, courts, corrections, criminal investigation and forensic science including:
- A thorough examination of the criminal justice system and how its components operate.
- Police operations, including how to make an arrest and all the aspects of how a police department functions.
- Criminal investigation and forensic science techniques necessary to properly process and document a crime scene.
- Criminal law and procedure, examining all aspects of the justice system and its operation.
ACTI’s Criminal Justice program complies with standard law enforcement training, which includes:
- State and federal laws
- Report writing
- Defensive tactics and handcuffing
- Patrol procedures and survival skills
- Extensive physical conditioning
- Use of intermediate weapons (batons, pepper spray)
- Arrest procedures
- Driving tactics
- First responder
- Practical exercises (domestics, building searches)
- First aid and CPR
- Interviewing techniques
- Testifying in court
- Radio communication
- Ethics in law enforcement
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED – American Heart Association
NIMS IS 100 Series – Emergency Management Institute
NIMS IS 200 Series – Emergency Management Institute
NIMS IS 700 Series – Emergency Management Institute
NIMS IS 800 Series – Emergency Management Institute
SALT Mass Casualty Triage – National Disaster Life Support Foundation
Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) – Personal Protection Consultants, Inc.
Personal Protection Baton Tactics (PPBT) – Personal Protection Consultants, Inc.
Practical and Tactical Handcuffing (PATH) – Personal Protection Consultants, Inc.
Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT) – Personal Protection Consultants, Inc.
Person Protection Control and Defense (PPC&D) – Personal Protection Consultants, Inc.
College in the High School/Dual Enrollment
- CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice – Juniors, Spring Semester – 3 credits
- CJ104 Police Operations – Seniors, Fall Semester – 3 credits
- CJ212 Criminal Law and Procedure – Seniors, Spring Semester – 3 credits
Local Articulation Agreement
Statewide Articulation Agreement – SOAR
- Details at collegetransfer.net
- Step 1: Select Program of Study – select Criminal Justice/Police Science 43.0107
- Step2: Select Your Graduation Year – choose your graduation year
- Click Search
Units of Study
- Crime scene management
- Use of force—criminal
- Law and procedures
- Health issues
- Police concepts and skills
- Corrections concepts and skills
- Court systems
- Communications security: National, international and local
- Special populations
The following criminal justice books can be accessed through our online library.