Criminal Justice and First Response

Criminal Justice and First Response

The Criminal Justice & First Response program at YTI Career Institute's Lancaster campus is no longer enrolling new students. Please click here to view a complete list of YTI's program offerings.

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. Here is your chance to make a beneficial difference in your life and those around you.

Program Details

  • Program offered at YTI-Lancaster
  • Program length: 21 months
  • Credits: 101
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Business degree

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

Graduation and Employment (Placement) Rates

YTI Career Institute calculates a Graduation Rate and an Employment Rate for each program using formulas specified by our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The graduation rate formula uses a cohort of students who began school during a given 12-month reporting period as the denominator, and as the numerator, uses the number of students from that group who graduated within 150% of the program length.

The employment rate formula uses a cohort of students who began school during a given 12-month reporting period and proceeded to graduate as the denominator. Those of the cohort whose self-reported employment in their field of training, or a related field has been verified by the school, form the numerator. The rate is calculated for the cohort after 150% of the program length has elapsed for all students in the cohort, with an additional three-month allowance for placement related activities.

Graduation and Employment Cohort Start Date: 9/2017-8/2018
Criminal Justice & First Response

  • Graduation Rate 52%
  • Employment Rate 73%
  • Starting Population 33
  • Graduate Population 17