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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Certificate

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No. of Credits: 30
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

This program provides sufficient knowledge to prepare students for entry-level positions and also serves those already working in the field who wish to update their skills. The student who wishes to earn an associate of arts degree in criminal justice may build upon the courses in the certificate program. Cooperative education is available in this program. The criminal justice and security fields are among the fastest growing, professional career areas worldwide.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 22.

Career opportunities include:

sheriff’s deputy, state criminal investigator, state police officer, police officer, probation officer, industrial investigator, security officer, and many others.

Gainful Employment:

View Gainful Employment information for this certificate here.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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