NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Certificate AN, MA, WO  

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Purpose: The certificate curriculum in Administration of Justice is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses which 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 Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ADJ100Survey of Criminal Justice3
   ADJ211Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. I3
   ENG111College Composition I3
___Social Science Elective3
   ADJ105The Juvenile Justice System 3
   ADJ133Ethics of the Criminal Justice 
   Professional 3
   ADJ212Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. II 3
   ADJElective 3
IST100Intro. to Information Systems 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1618

Total credits for the Administration of Justice Certificate = 34.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). PSY 201-202 or SOC 201-202 are recommended.

2 Or IST elective approved by faculty advisor.

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