Justice Studies/Criminal Justice - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 223

Program Information
Law enforcement and corrections are among the fastest growing career fields in America, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A range of job opportunities awaits graduates as America becomes a more security- conscious society.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Discuss the history and philosophy of the components of the criminal justice system. •Describe the formal and informal political and community structures that affect criminal justice agencies. •Recognize the roles of various criminal justice professionals. •Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of management and administration employed in various police agencies.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Justice%20Studies%20Criminal%20Justice/ GE%20-%20Justice%20Studies%20Criminal%20Justice.html

Employment Opportunities:
Police officer, crime scene investigator, private investigator

Program Requirements (24)
Credits
PA
101
Public Administration
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
PS
201
American Federal Government
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3

Total Credits: (30)