Two New Cutting Edge Programs @ SE
In the fall, the SE Campus unveiled a new cluster, Homeland Security, that includes both the Cyber Security program and the Criminal Justice program. With 23 years of experience teaching Computer Networking and a master's degree in education, instructor Michael Mayville's goal is to prepare students with the necessary skills to become certified professionals and fill positions in cyber security, a growing industry with many positions to be filled. Additionally, Homeland Security includes the Criminal Justice program, which is taught by Crystal Nowka, who also has her master's in education. Mrs. Nowka was a police officer for seven years for the City of Wayne and is currently in her eighth year of teaching in public schools. Mrs. Nowka is focusing her students on a rigorous and broad curriculum so that they are able to have a future in a variety of careers within the criminal justice system.
This cluster was developed in direct response to industry demand. Both programs offered in our Homeland Security cluster have higher-than-average employment growth in the state of Michigan. As a provider of Career Technical Education for Oakland County, it is our privilege and obligation to provide these types of curriculum for OSTC students, and also to help fill the employment pipeline within these industries.