Last updated 6/11/2015
Certificate Code 5549
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The Law Enforcement curricula are provided by the Department of Social Sciences.
A working knowledge of the criminal justice system is provided by the law enforcement courses in the curriculum, an understanding of human behavior is provided by the psychology and sociology courses, and the government courses provide knowledge of bureaucratic structure.
Students completing the required courses are prepared to compete for jobs in the criminal justice field at the local and state level. Those students desiring employment with federal law enforcement agencies usually need to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. They are also qualified to enter the private security field.
The certificate program is basically designed for persons presently employed in the criminal justice system. Many people now working in that field received no formal training for their job, and this certificate program is designed to provide them with the basic skills necessary to perform their jobs.
Those interested in a four-year bachelor’s degree should enroll in the Law Enforcement Associate in Science degree program in the Transfer Programs section of this catalog.
Law Enforcement Certificate
Certificate Code 5549
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
COMM 100 — Communication Skills (3)
CRJU 104 — Police Administration (3)
CRJU 109 — Police Community Relations (3)
CRJU 151 — Criminal Justice System (3)
SPEC 114 — Interpersonal Communications (3)
CRJU 245 — Applied Forensics (3)
CRJU 254 — Criminal Investigation (3)
CRJU 255 — Criminal Law (3)
CRJU 257 — Police Ethics (3)
1CRJU Electives Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Minimum total hours required for certificate (30)
CRJU 109 is a pre-req for CRJU 257
1CRJU 295 classes may be taken whenever a special CRJU Topics course is offered.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.