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Criminal Justice and First Response

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Want to make a difference in the lives of the people around you? Can you keep your composure calm and react quickly, even during the most stressful situations?

YTI's Criminal Justice & First Response program is designed to provide students with the skills, training and education necessary to obtain entry-level employment in a wide variety of positions. Students are trained in correctional facility security, collection and analysis of evidence at crime scenes, detailed report writing, guidelines for testifying in court and electronic surveillance equipment to ensure they will be ready to meet the demands and challenges of their future careers. YTI's hands-on training also includes basic life support treatment of patients in a pre-hospital environment. Here is your chance to make a beneficial difference in your life and those around you.

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Program Details

  • Program offered at YTI-Altoona & YTI-Lancaster
  • Program length: 21 months
  • Credits: 103
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Business degree

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Students are prepared to test for certification in:

CPR/AED, National Incident Management System (NIMS), HAZMAT Operations, Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerabilily Information (CVI)—Department of Homeland Security, Blood Borne Pathogens, Emergency Vehicle Driver Operations, PPCT Defensive Tactics Basic Certification, Workplace Violence—FEMA, Active Shooter—FEMA.

Students will be prepared to test for:

The Psychomotor and Cognitive exams of the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification by completing the EMT courses within the program. Students do not hove to take the exam and is not a requirement of the course.

Students receive specialized training in:

Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism Awareness and Prevention, Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training—Pepper Spray, Side Handle Baton, Kubaton


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“ Nothing is more gratifying than being able to help a person in need, especially if their life is in danger. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the skills and knowledge I have obtained at YTI. ”
~ Christopher, YTI Graduate