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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
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Our Criminal Justice Program

Program Highlights

  • Perform law enforcement operations such as SWAT techniques, traffic control, police car maneuvers, and the safe discharge of firearms in the line of duty.
  • Examine the critical roles of dispatch, corrections, rehabilitation, and probation in the criminal justice system.
  • Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training including advanced self-defense tactics.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state certification, immediate employment, and further education.

Program Length

The criminal justice program is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to obtain security guard industry certification, as well as, OSHA 10-hour general industry and CPR instruction.

Students successfully completing the program have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit providing all requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Arizona Legislation
  • Court Procedures
  • Emergency and Non-Emergency Call Talking
  • Federal Agencies
  • Officer Safety
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Report Writing
  • Search and Seizure
  • Technology Advancements
  • Traffic Stops
  • Use of Force

Security Guard Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.07–$15.24
  • Annual: $25,100–$31,690

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Attorney*
  • Border Patrol Officer*
  • Correctional Officer
  • Dispatching
  • FBI Agent*
  • Judge*
  • Loss Prevention
  • Military Personnel
  • Police Officer*
  • Security Officer

*with additional education in this field.