Criminal Justice

Background Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminology, Ethics, Fingerprinting, Juvenile Justice, Patrol Procedure Exercises, Procedures, Professionalism, Report Writing, Tactical Scenario Training, Theoretical Roots of Crime

Correctional Counselor, Correctional Officer, Drug Abuse Counselor, Federal Agent, Fish and Game Warden, Juvenile Probation Officer, Lawyer, Paralegal, Parole Agent, Police Officer, US Marshall
NHTI: CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
NHTI: CJ121 Criminal Procedure*
NHTI: CJ123 Criminal Law*


Healthcare Provider CPR & AED
National Incident Management System (NIMS) ​​

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES: Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College 
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES: Law, Sociology, Psychology, Fitness
CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES: Effective Communication including Presentation Skills, Focus upon Physical Fitness

In our Criminal Justice program you will:
  • Engage in real-life, complex scenarios dealing with criminal investigation and emergency response.
  • Explore the “thin blue line” of law enforcement’s role in society.
  • Partner with local law enforcement and homeland security professionals to learn strategies on keeping our community safe.
  • Develop your mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and fitness training based on formal police training.
  • ​​Recreate and analyze historical court cases that have redefined how criminal justice procedures work in the United States.
  • Practice the skills (as well as attend a national conference) of forensic science including: polygraphs, ballistics and interviewing.

Experience:   32+ years in law enforcement on the Chelmsford, Ma. Police Department, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant/Shift Commander. Duties included; patrol, crime prevention, detective, bicycle unit, boat patrol as well as traffic and safety.
Education/Credentials:  BS in Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell 1983 as well as MA Public Administration:Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 1992.

​Other Interests:

I am very active in my community, especially with issues dealing the elderly and those individuals suffering from diseases such as Alzheimers and Drug Addiction.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. Every year my husband and I travel on motorcycle to a part of the country and Canada that we have never been to.  In addition, I also teach for the Massachusetts Police Traning Council as well as being an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts @ Lowell. 

Gail Beaudoin