Catalog 2022-23 Addendum 
    May 20, 2024  
Catalog 2022-23 Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Certificate - ERO

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One-Year Certificate of Completion

This one-year certificate program is designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students gain an appreciation of the various parts of the criminal justice system and how they function as a whole. The coursework includes cooperative work experience, which affords the student an opportunity for hands-on experience with local, federal, and state law enforcement agencies. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Explain the criminal justice system in terms of how various elements interact to accomplish the mission of the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret case law and statutes pertaining to specific criminal justice roles.
  • Describe the constitutional rights of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal, and procedural laws.
  • Identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relationships.
  • Describe the dynamics of interviews and interrogations to as they relate to conducting effective investigations.
  • Recognize behaviors that indicate substance abuse and/or mental health issues during encounters with individuals.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 46

Required Courses

Student Success



For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .

Health and Wellness

Science / Math / Computer Science


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 46.

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