(24 Credit Hours)
Dr. Michael Ryan
This certificate program is part of the Criminal Justice Technology AS degree program . The certificate consists of a sequence of courses that provides the foundational knowledge needed to continue on to an AS Degree in Criminal Justice  and a BAS Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management. 
This program prepares students to work in law enforcement, corrections, private/industry security, and other criminal justice, legal or public service related fields. The program prepares students to work as Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers (SOC 33-3051), Correctional Officers and Jailers (SOC 33-3012), and criminal justice practitioners/supervisors/managers in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, juvenile courts, crime laboratories, and mobile units dealing with physical evidence, etc. or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations (SOC 33-1099). The program may also be beneficial to professionals seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement in the field.