Criminal Justice Certificate

The one-year certificate in Criminal Justice is designed to provide applicable skills for today’s competitive job market. All courses in this certificate program apply toward an AAS in Criminal Justice degree. Gainful Employment Disclosure

Suggested Course Outline

First Year

Fall Even, Spring Odd

CJ126 Introduction to Criminal  Justice 3   CJ118 Procedural Law 3
CJ246 Criminal Justice  Communications 3   CJ125 Criminal Justice Ethics & Liability 3
CJ219 Criminal Evidence 3   CJ226 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ170 Introduction to Juvenile  Law 3   CJ235 Criminal Law 3
EN101 English I 3   CJ140 Criminal Investigations 3
SO107 General Psychology 3   PY121 General Psychology 3
Total 18   Total 18


  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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Department Contact Information


Jenna Vandel

Criminal Justice Instructor
Phone: (660) 359-3948 ext. 1327