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.
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.
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 27*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 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.