Degrees and Certificates
Criminal Justice,Associate in Science
Entry-Level Criminal Justice,Certificate
Introduction to Criminal Justice covers the history, development, and current state of the criminal justice system in the United States, along with the challenges it faces. When appropriate, students visit relevant agencies.
Criminal Procedures offers an in-depth study on how the Constitution and other laws are relevant in today's criminal justice system. It focuses on policy, laws, process, and the procedure of the defendant in the criminal courts setting.
Corrections Operations explores the many facets of a correctional facility. It provides an entry-level approach to educate aspiring law-enforcement professionals and to prepare them for the various correctional settings, practices, and expectations of both staff members and inmates. Topics include pretrial inmates, sentencing of inmates, the incarceration period, rehabilitative programs, parole, probation, and ways to reduce recidivism.
Criminal Justice Internship allows students to put learned theory to practice. With the assistance of the course instructor, students are responsible for finding agency placement. The internship requires the successful completion of 120 hours with the selected agency. The final grade is based on a combination of daily site logs, the supervising agency's assessment, a final analytical report, and a current resume.