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Criminal Justice Certificate
The Program (HEGIS Code 5505)
The purpose of this program is to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become an effective law enforcement officer. All course work may be applied toward the associate’s degree requirements at a later date. Students can complete the program in one year of full time study or on a part time basis over an extended period of time.
The field of criminal justice is widely varied, containing many diverse job descriptions and opportunities. Many skills will be obtained in this course of study which are applicable to both transfer students and those seeking employment immediately upon graduation.
Students graduating from the Criminal Justice program with a certificate will be able to:
- Prepare written material in a criminal justice setting; read, understand and interpret written information;
- Apply written information in the form of laws, policies, procedures, directives, etc., to situations that are similar to experiences faced in the criminal justice system;
- Communicate effectively; and
- Understand the organizational structure of criminal justice agencies.
Assessment of competence in these areas will be measured through the use of examination questions.
Employment opportunities involve such areas as law enforcement, corrections, and related areas within criminal justice. A number of related careers are open to graduates who are interested in the growing fields of security, anti-terrorism, and investigations.
Cynthia Shelmidine, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Paul Alteri, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522