• Principles of Government and Public Administration

    Course: 7260        Grade: 9-12          Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Principles of Government and Public Administration introduces students to foundations of governmental functions and career opportunities within the United States and abroad. Students will examine governmental documents such as the U.S. Constitution, current U.S. Supreme Court and federal court decisions, and the Bill of Rights.

     

    Political Science I

    Course: 7261        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration

    Description: Political Science I introduces students to political theory through the study of governments; public policies; and political processes, systems, and behavior.

     

    Political Science II

    Course: 7262        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Political Science I

    Description: Political Science II uses a variety of learning methods and approaches to examine the processes, systems, and political dynamics of the United States and other nations. The dynamic component of this course includes current U.S. and world events.

     

    Revenue, Taxation, and Regulation

    Course: 7263        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration or Accounting I and Accounting II

    Description: Revenue, Taxation, and Regulation provides an overview of law and investigative principles and follows agency procedures to examine evidence and ensure revenue compliance. In addition, students will learn to facilitate clear and positive communication with taxpayers and become familiar with data analysis systems and revenue related financial problems. Students will prepare projects and class activities to simulate the skills needed to enforce legal compliance and regulatory standards.

     

    Planning and Governance

    Course: 7264        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration

    Description: Planning and Governance provides the opportunity for students to formulate plans and policies to meet social, economic, and physical needs of communities.

     

    National Security

    Course: 7265        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration or Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    Description: National Security introduces the students to the aspects of disaster management. The course includes engaging simulation exercises related to natural disasters, manmade disasters, and terroristic events using homeland security programs and National Incident Management System (NIMS) programs. 

     

    Foreign Service and Diplomacy Security

    Course: 7266        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration or Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, And Security

    Description: Foreign Service and Diplomacy provides the opportunity for students to investigate the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in Foreign Service. The course includes law, history, media communication, and international relations associated with the diplomatic environment. 

     

    Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government

    Course: 7267        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: Government & Public Administration Career Cluster coherent sequences of courses

    Description: Students in the Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government will concurrently learn advanced concepts of political science and government workings in the classroom setting and in the workplace. In addition, students will apply technical skills pertaining to government and public administration in a direct mentorship by individuals in professional settings such as government, public management and administration, national security, municipal planning, Foreign Service, revenue, taxation, and regulation. 

     

    Advanced Legal Systems and Professions

    Course: 2523        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, Court Systems and Practices, Business Law, Debate I, or Political Science I.

    Description: Advanced Legal Skills and Professions provides students with a foundation to understand the basic mechanics of the U.S. legal system. Building on prior instruction in constitutional issues and the basics of American court systems, this course provides insight into the practical application of the law, as well as civil and criminal procedure, giving students a hands-on opportunity to experience a variety of legal professions.

     

    Dimensions of Diplomacy

    Course: 2524        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Government and Public Administration, Political Science I, and/or Foreign Service and Diplomacy; two levels of languages other than English (LOTE)

    Description: Dimensions of Diplomacy is designed to allow students to master the Thirteen Dimensions that candidates interested in careers with the United States Department of State must demonstrate during the selection process for internships, scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities. Students will develop global competencies, problem-solving, decision-making, professional communication and negotiation skills applicable to all clusters and professions but particularly relevant to international diplomacy and careers with multinational firms.

     

    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Course: 7326        Grade: 9-12          Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.

     

    Law Enforcement I

    Course: 7327        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.

     

    Law Enforcement II

    Course: 7330        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Law Enforcement I

    Description: Law Enforcement II provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony. Additionally, students experience content through simulated practices of real-world law enforcement and legal situations.

     

    Forensic Science

    Course: 7333        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

    Description: Forensic Science uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.

     

    Criminal Investigations

    Course: 7818        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, toolmarks, firearms and ammunition, blood spatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.

     

    Court Systems and Practices

    Course: 7334        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Law Enforcement I Or Principles of Government and Public Administration

    Description: Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation.

     

    Correctional Services

    Course: 7335        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officer. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a county or municipal correctional officer; discuss relevant rules, regulations, and laws of municipal, county, state, or federal facilities; and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the municipal, county, state, or federal correctional setting. Students will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization for inmates.

     

    Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services

    Course: 7336        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for certification in security services for federal law enforcement and protective services. The course provides an overview of security elements and types of organizations with a focus on security measures used to protect lives, property, and proprietary information, to ensure computer security, to provide information assurance, and to prevent cybercrime.

     

    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security First Time Taken

    Course: 7339        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: For Students Participating in A Coherent Sequence of Career and Technical Education Courses In The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster

    Description: The Practicum is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster. The Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

     

    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Second Time Taken

    Course: 7340        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: For Students Participating in A Coherent Sequence of Career and Technical Education Courses In The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster

    Description: The Practicum is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster. The Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. 

     

    Extended Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security First Time Taken

    Course: 7819        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: For Students Participating in A Coherent Sequence of Career and Technical Education Courses In The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster

    Description: The Practicum is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster. The Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

     

    Disaster Response

    Course: 7341        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: This course trains students as first responders following a major disaster, utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) model curriculum, adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The CERT curriculum is focused on disaster preparedness, safety and prevention, and immediate disaster services. Students understand the facts regarding immediate services available following a disaster; develop necessary skills to implement disaster preparedness education training, receive training on life saving skills, problem solving skills, rescuer safety and triage, and develop a plan for implementation and education.

     

    Forensic Psychology

    Course: 7342        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: This course is an application course of structured psychological research techniques and findings of individuals, cultures, criminals and society to increase success in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Students achieve the abilities to work as a forensic psychologist.

     

    Legal Research and Writing

    Course: 7671        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the methods and tools used to conduct legal research to include LexisNexis, learn how to develop and frame legal arguments, produce legal writings such as briefs, memorandums, and other legal documents, study American Constitutional law, and prepare for appellate argument(s).