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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Certificate AN, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The certificate curriculum in Administration of Justice is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for persons entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: The same requirements apply as stated for the A.A.S. curriculum.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I 3
ADJ Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
1___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
2nd Semester
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II 3
ADJ Elective 3
3ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
1 ___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Administration of Justice Certificate=34

1 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 201-202 or SOC 201-202 are recommended.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 IT elective approved by your academic advisor.