Welcome to the NCTA Criminal Justice Program! 

    Mr. Green will be teaching the AM (8-10:30) Session of Crininal Justice!  School starts on Wednesday, September 2nd!  We will be accessing class materials through Google Classroom.  Each student will have an account issued through the Mount Vernon School District.  

    I am available for electronic messaging through my work email:
    jgreen@nwtech.k12.wa.us; and zoom to be added at a later date. All google classroom assignments MUST be sent through the google classroom


    Mr. John Green
    Criminal Justice Instructor
    Captain, Aberdeen Police Department (Retired)
    NW Career and Technical Academy
    2005 West Campus Place
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    360-848-0706 ext. 4022



     Link to Video About the Class

    Criminal Justice and Public Safety 

    It is the mission of the NW Career and Technical Academy Criminal Justice and Public Safety program to provide a comprehensive, and hands on curriculum that challenges and prepares those students who are interested in a career within the Criminal Justice field. This course provides an overview of the American Criminal Justice System and introduces students to the many career paths available within this broad, exciting, and growing field. Students will learn about the legal, professional, and ethical standards and obligations expected of Law Enforcement professionals in the field, the courtroom, and the community. Students will be given significant exposure to the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions, criminal Laws, and the courts while also exploring a range of social, historical, and political issues within the field. CPR training, hazardous materials awareness, and the National Incident Management System are also included in this program. Upon successful completion students will be able to identify and plan the necessary steps to achieve their career goals within the fields of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. High School Credits Earned: 0.5 Civics (S2), 0.5 Physical Education (S1), 1.0 Technical English and 1.0 Occupational Education.

    Course Overview:

    ·         History of Law Enforcement

    ·         Criminal Procedures

    ·         Report Writing

    ·         Criminal Investigations

    ·         Forensic Investigations

    ·         Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement

    ·         Physical Fitness

    ·         Safety, Health, Environmental Factors

    ·         Defensive Tactics/Use of Force

    ·         Criminal Law

    This program is offered at the Mount Vernon Campus. 


    In addition to the high school credits, students that earn a B or better qualify for the following college credits through Skagit Valley College tuition free!

    • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr
    • CJ 111 Criminal Justice Procedures 3 cr
    • PE 200 First Aid, Safety, & CPR, 2 cr

    For more information, contact the instructor, Mr. John Green, JGreen@nwtech.k12.wa.us,  or call 848-0706, ext 4022