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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement, Career Studies Certificate


The Law Enforcement Career Studies Certificate (Plan Code 221-463-01) provides students with the foundational skills necessary to pursue a career in law enforcement and other areas of criminal justice. The curriculum features classes related to the general system of American criminal justice, an introduction to criminal law and juvenile delinquency, and specific course related to law enforcement operations at a basic and intermediate level. Course in the program may be eligible for transfer into programs at four-year schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and communication skills in the context of criminal justice
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the context of criminal justice
  • Display foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Apply common operational concepts in policing
  • Display a foundational knowledge of criminal law and procedure
  • Apply verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Mitigate the impact of discrimination and bias in criminal justice operations