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Advocate and Investigate!

Advocate and Investigate!

The Law & Criminal Justice program at Portage Lakes Career Center is committed to providing students with the quality education and training needed to perform effectively in a wide variety of career positions within the criminal justice and legal fields. Training will focus on the knowledge and enforcement of the law and the protection of life and property in both the public and private sectors. Law & Criminal Justice students need to be honest, respectful, caring, have good judgment, and be physically fit. They should also be able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Career Technical Skills

  • The American Criminal Justice System

  • Police Work and Practice in Public Safety

  • The Correctional System and Services

  • Investigations and Forensics in Criminal Investigations

  • Law and Public Safety Capstone

Industry Recognized credentials

  • NECC Level 1 Telecommunicator Certification

  • APCO Telecommunicator Certificate

  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800 Certification

  • Taser Certification

  • ASP Baton Certification

  • OC Pepper Spray Certification

  • Stop the Bleed Certification

  • CPR/First Aid Certification

  • OSHA 10 Certification

  • Leadership Excellence

Possible future

  • Corrections Officer

  • Police Dispatcher

  • Military Police Officer

  • Private Security Officer

  • Industrial Security

  • Retail Loss Prevention

Other Law & Criminal Justice Program Details


PLCC Law & Criminal Justice is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 20 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


Harold Britt



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We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.