This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses.
Choose 9 credits from Criminal Justice (CRJU) classes and/or classes that meet General Education Electives or Requirements.
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 27*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
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.
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.