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Criminal Justice Certificate

Brandon James Hoover, J.D., Program Director
Technology 206

This certificate program is designed for persons employed in criminal justice, law enforcement and corrections and for those desiring to prepare for employment in those agencies. This program will give students an opportunity to pursue initial study in their field of occupational interest, to set an academic goal, and will still allow for continuation toward an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Completion of below courses will qualify a student to apply for a Certificate in Criminal Justice.

Required Criminal Justice Courses

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Administration of Criminal Justice
Criminal Law
Criminal Evidence and Procedure or
Introduction to Corrections
Juvenile Justice
Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice or
Interpersonal Communications in Criminal Justice or
Advanced Policing

Required General Courses

English Composition I
English Composition II or
Introduction to Literature or
Business and Technical Communication
American National Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Mathematic Elective - 3 credit



Criminal Justice 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 103 (Criminal Law) 3
Criminal Justice 115 (Juvenile Justice) 3
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Sociology 101 (Introduction to Sociology) 3
Total: 18
Criminal Justice 102 (Administration of Criminal Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 104 or 106 (Criminal Evidence and Procedure or Introduction to Corrections) 3
Criminal Justice 203, 208, or 210 (Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice, Interpersonal Communications in Criminal Justice or Advanced Policing) 3
English 102, 103, or 112 (English Composition II, Introduction to Literature, or Business and Technical Communication) 3
Political Science 101 (American National Government) 3
Psychology 101 (General Psychology) 3
Total: 18
Total Credit Hours: 36

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.