Police Science and Criminal Justice

  • Students learn how to fingerprint individuals.

  • Students in this course will be introduced to the laws, practices and techniques necessary to work in the criminal justice system. Students will become familiar with the New York State court and corrections system(s), police organizations and private security. Students will develop the skills needed to deal with social situations and security requirements as they affect the community. They will learn through hands-on, real-world activities such as mock trials, demonstrations, police patrol functions, field trips and lectures from guest speakers. 
  • Students Will Learn about:
    • LiDAR speed enforcement
    • Handcuffing techniques
    • Fingerprinting skills
    • Emergency response techniques
    • Private security systems
    • Communications skills
    • CSI lab techniques
    • Police tactics
    • Conducting a crime scene investigation
    • Operating a security business
    • Court systems and correctional facilities
    • Paralegal skills
    • Mock trial skills

    Students Can Be Certified in:

    • NYS 8-hour Security Guard Course
    • NYS 16-hour Security Guard Course
    • American Heart Association Heart Saver/First Aid/CPR
    • Various FEMA Courses

    Career Opportunities
    Increased government and industry interest in designing and monitoring security systems, as well as anti-terrorism tactics, contribute to the growing job outlook in criminal justice and law enforcement. Graduates often continue their studies at a 2- or 4-year college, pursuing additional education to expand their career opportunities. Typical job titles in this field include Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Probation Officer, Social Worker or Store Detective. Men and women employed in criminal justice and law enforcement work with police departments, court systems, corrections facilities, military police and private security agencies.

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • Herkimer County Community College, NY
    • SUNY Farmingdale State University, NY
  • Police Science and Criminal Justice

    Work Experience Opportunities
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • American Red Cross
    • Barry Tech’s Joe’s Corner Store
    • Nassau BOCES George Farber
    • Administrative Center
    • Nassau County Executive Office
    • Nassau County Police Department
    • New York State Assembly
    • Nassau County Family Court

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong verbal, reading, social, communication and problem solving skills

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Math–Specialized
    1.0 credit   English
    1.0 credit   Science

    Note: In order to be accepted into this course, students must have good academic and behavior records. An interview is required.


Human and Public Services

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814