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Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 18

About the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Purpose: For students who are either preparing for or are currently employed in the field of criminal justice. The required courses are appropriate for all students of criminal justice. Elective courses allow students to specialize in a particular area of criminal justice, depending on their interests and career goals. The fields of specialization include police administration or law enforcement and corrections or juvenile services. Students may pursue the certificate option on a full- or part-time basis in either a day or evening schedule.

Range of Occupations

  • Police officer, agent or cadet
  • Police technician or laboratory assistant
  • Prison, jail or detention facility officer
  • Private security officer or private investigator
  • Probation officer or juvenile services officer
  • Sheriff’s deputy or investigator

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Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills in a crime enforcement and public safety context.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Analyze, differentiate, and interpret varying data.
  • Articulate concepts and theories of criminology, sociology, psychology as they pertain to the criminal justice system.
  • Gather, analyze, preserve, and interpret information, artifacts and evidence.
  • Apply the law in crime enforcement and public safety contexts.
  • Describe the critical phases of the criminal justice system.
  • Recall the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights.
  • Identify diversity and human rights issues pertaining to criminal justice.
  • Articulate ethical and professional standards of conduct and performance as they pertain to criminal justice.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing in law enforcement and criminal justice contexts.
  • Use technology to gather, compose, appraise and apply information.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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