Electives - CRJU or General Education Electives or Requirements (any three courses)9 Credits.
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 28*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the certificate to 29 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
distinguish between the components of the criminal justice system and the branch of government they are responsible to;
identify and explain the procedural steps faced by an accused in the criminal justice system;
analyze the elements of the “Due process of law” clause guaranteed by the United States Constitution and enforced by American courts for both juvenile and adult offenders, as well as explain how “Case law” originates and affects such “Due process”; and
evaluate the importance of ethical behavior in the criminal justice professions and give examples of both ethical and non-ethical behaviors.
Certificate Program Description:
The CCBC Criminal Justice Studies certificate is designed primarily for those students who are seeking an interim certificate before completing the A.A.S. requirements or who wish to take only criminal justice courses. All certificate program courses may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice Studies. To earn a Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies, the student must successfully complete the listed course requirements.