• Career Opportunities

  • With the preparation that our Academy presents, students will obtain an academic foundation for any of the following programs:


    Depending on their role, advocates can support students, conduct research, develop public policies, represent clients in court, write grants, and much more.

    • Court Advocates
    • Parole Officer
    • Probation Officer
    • Victim Advocate
    • Shelter Advocate
    • Guidance Counselor
    • Criminal Justice Instructor



    The corrections system in the U.S. is established to carry out sentencing of criminals and enforce punishments. The three main components of the U.S. corrections system include incarceration, probation and parole.

    • Corrections Officer
    • Correctional Treatment Specialist
    • Juvenile Probation Counselor
    • Prison Warden
    • Probation Officer
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Youth Worker
    • Mental Health Advocate
    • Community Health Worker
    • Social Media Manager
    • Researcher
    • Grant Specialist
    • Immigration Lawyer



    The courts are at the center of the U.S. criminal justice system. Their primary objective is to determine the guilt or innocence of suspected criminals, and then set sentencing.

    • Bailiff
    • Court Reporter
    • Court Clerk
    • Judges and Magistrates
    • Law Firm (multiple)
    • Law Librarian
    • Lawyers/Attorneys
    • Medical Examiner
    • Paralegal



    Criminology is a combination of both sociology and criminal justice. It attempts to understand and explain the anatomy of a crime, specifically its causes, costs, and consequences.

    • Criminalist
    • Criminologist
    • Forensic Pathologist
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Penologist



    Law enforcement officers focus on preventing and investigating crimes, and apprehending suspects. They also work with the courts to see that criminals are prosecuted.

    Law enforcement professionals fall into one of three general categories: uniformed officers, investigators, and support positions.

    Uniformed officers are our first line of defense against criminals. They patrol communities and respond to calls for assistance. They also investigate robberies and minor crimes.

    Investigators are plainclothes law enforcement officers that investigate crimes. Specifically, they gather information and evidence that helps identify criminal activity and prosecute perpetrators.

    Support personnel are the law enforcement professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure evidence is analyzed, clues are found, ballistics are examined, and crime scenes are accurately reconstructed.

    • 9-1-1 Dispatcher
    • Accounting Forensics
    • ATF Agent
    • ATF Investigator
    • ATF Technician/Professional
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • CIA Agent
    • Coast Guard
    • Compliance Officer
    • Computer Forensics
    • Counter-terrorism Agent
    • Crime Laboratory Analyst
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Customs Agent
    • DEA Agent
    • Deportation Officer
    • Diplomatic Security
    • Emergency Management Director
    • ERO Agent
    • FBI Agent
    • Federal Air Marshal
    • Federal Protective Service
    • Fish & Game Warden
    • Forensic Engineer
    • Forensic Odontologist
    • Forensic Science
    • Forensic Science Technician
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Fraud Investigator
    • Homeland Security
    • HSI Special Agent
    • Immigration Customs Agent
    • Information Security
    • INS Agent
    • IRS Special Agent
    • K9 Officer
    • NSA Police Officer
    • Private Security
    • Police Detective
    • Police Officer
    • Private Investigator
    • Psychological Profiler
    • Secret Service Agent
    • Sheriff
    • Surveillance Officer
    • TSA Screener
    • US Marshall



    These individuals examine individual criminal behaviors and diagnose any mental health conditions, and often step into the courtroom to provide expert testimony.

    • Correctional Treatment Staff
    • Criminal Psychologist
    • Juvenile Court Clinician
    • Residential and Transitional Program Coordinators
    • School Adjustment Counselor
    • Social Justice Grassroots Program Developer