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Criminal Justice, Diploma

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Program Description
The Criminal Justice Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions.  Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.  The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential.  Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields.

Program Length
A minimum of 73 credit hours is required for graduation.
A full time student can expect to complete requirements in 5-6 quarters

Salary Range
$23,000-$35,000 annually

Career Opportunities
Numerous opportunities exist locally in public sector criminal justice agencies such as police and sheriffs’ departments. State criminal justice employment opportunities are available at correctional facilities as well as privately operated probation services for adults and juveniles. Please note that some criminal justice positions may require a four-year degree.

Career Traits/ Requirements
Criminal justice professionals must hold themselves to the highest standards of professional ethics and as such, criminal justice agencies seek individuals with traits such as honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, and a devotion to duty and honor.

Program Courses

General Education

15

ENG 1010

Fundamentals of English I

5

MAT 1012

Foundations of Mathematics

5

PSY 1010

Basic Psychology

5

Occupational Education

48

SCT 100

Introduction to Microcomputers

3

CRJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

5

CRJ 103

Corrections

5

CRJ 104

Principles of Law Enforcement

5

CRJ 105

Criminal Procedure

5

CRJ 168

Criminal Law

5

CRJ 202

Constitutional Law

5

CRJ 207

Juvenile Justice

5

CRJ 209

Criminal Justice Practicum/Internship

5

CRJ 212

Ethics in Criminal Justice

5

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Occupationally Related Electives

10

Total Required Credits for Graduation

73

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