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Criminal Justice - CERT

This program is an interdisciplinary course of study in the areas of law enforcement, substantive law, court structure and process, and corrections as integral components of the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on the historical, psychological, sociological, and political aspects within criminal justice.

Coursework in the Criminal Justice Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.

INSTITUTIONAL PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 36 Credit Hours

Program Requirements (15 credit hours)
CJ111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ200 Professional Ethics 3
CJ201 Criminal Law 3
CJ233 Report Writing & Documentation 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Related Studies (9 credit hours)
Corrections Concentration (9 credit hours)
CJ121 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ205 Probation, Parole & Cmnty Crctns 3
CJ215 Juvenile Justice System 3
Law Enforcement (9 credit hours)
CJ131 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CJ225 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ231 Criminal Investigation 3

Approved Electives (12 credit hours)
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
CJ121 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ131 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CJ205 Probation, Parole & Cmnty Crctns 3
CJ210 Deviant Behavior 3
CJ210 Deviant Behavior 3
CJ215 Juvenile Justice System 3
CJ225 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ231 Criminal Investigation 3
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3
If a student select the Corrections Concentration, then the Law Enforcement Concentration courses will be approved electives. If a student select the Law Enforcement Concentration, the the Corrections Concentration courses will be approved electives.