Purpose: The program 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 individual 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.Students are advised that many criminal justice and private/government security agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment.
1 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 200 or SOC 200 are recommended.
2 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
3May substitute IT elective approved by student's academic advisor.