“The Criminal Justice Department focuses on law enforcement,” said Shockley. “Some of the portions they take is criminal law, criminal judiciary, constitutional law, essential interviewing counseling, ethics courses, they learn about dealing with people, the laws, and any information that's going to help them in the field.”
“Agribusiness Management, Production Agriculture, Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture, and then the last one is Turf Grass Management. [...] As part of the program, they do a cooperative work experience and they are working in the field, somewhere,” Kidd said.
Phenix Wilson, an attendee from Greenwood, said, “I’m interested in [joining the Future Farmers of America] because I live on a farm and I work with animals and everything, so I think it’s be great to further my knowledge on that.”
“Most of what we do is called medical lab science,” he said, “We learn about humantology, we study the blood, parasitology (which is parasites), topocology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, [...] [and] DNA sequencing.”
A line waits the Criminal Justice degree, as presented and taught by Department Chair Angie Shockley (far right, back facing camera). Photo by A. Willey
Communications faculty, Jessica Farley talks to a potential student about the degree. Photo by A. Willey
Christian Beattie was at the open house representing the medical lab degree. He estimates that job offerings are between 19% to 20%, which is up from 16% to 17% in 2016. Photo by A. Willey
The Energy and Engineering Technologies section of the event. Possible degrees includes Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Architectural Engineering Technology. Photo by A. Willey