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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.

First Year


First Semester

CJ126Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ246Criminal Justice Communications3
CJ219Criminal Evidence3
CJ170Introduction to Juvenile Law3
EN101English I3
SO107General Sociology3

Second Semester

CJ118Procedural Law3
CJ125Criminal Justice Ethics & Liability3
CJ226Introduction to Corrections3
CJ235Criminal Law3
CJ140Criminal Investigations3
PY121General Psychology3
  • 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.

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

  1. Analyze the philosophy, policies, processes, and reforms of the criminal justice system including police, courts, and corrections;
  2. Evaluate the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime;
  3. Produce written reports appropriate for criminal justice fieldwork with proper documentation;
  4. Facilitate civil and respectful conversation and identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals.

Program Contact Information

Jenna Vandel

Criminal Justice Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6327

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