Aug 25, 2019  
2019-2020 Chesapeake College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Chesapeake College Catalog

Criminal Justice - Certificate (606)


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Award: Certificate

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Law Enforcement Certificate prepares students for entry or advancement in the field of criminal justice. The certificate is designed so that students may progress to the Criminal Justice—Law Enforcement Degree option.

Program Description: The Law Enforcement program provides a foundation which will help prepare the student for entry-level employment or advancement in the field of law enforcement. Note: Completion of this program is not a prerequisite for entry into a police academy nor does it provide complete entry-level training for work as a county or state police officer. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Law Enforcement Certificate program will:

  • Emphasize criminal justice content, professional knowledge and ethical responsibility.
  • Prepare students for successful careers in criminal justice and further study in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Implement terminology in the criminal justice system.
  • Use an ethical framework and an understanding of legal constraints to make decisions as a criminal justice professional.
  • Identify various types of crimes, their defenses and various methods of investigation.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and logic to analyze and solve a variety of complex problems in the criminal justice environment.
  • Differentiate the roles of the various individuals within the criminal justice system and how an individual moves through the system.

Gainful Employment Information

This program has been approved for funding under the Workforce Investment Act. For more information, contact the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board at: 410-822-1716.

Contact Person: Ms. Bridget Lowrie

Program Requirements


[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Minimum Required Credits: 29


Program Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise required in the program):

 

Note(s)


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.  Students must retake FSC 101 if it has not been taken in the last five years.

Prerequisites/Corequisites


+ See course description for details.

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