Criminal Justice Certificate

Program Description and Outcomes

 

The Criminal Justice Certificate provides students with the basics of the United States criminal justice system including juvenile crime, criminal behavior and policing.  Students can enroll in the certificate by itself or along with the associate degree in Criminal Justice. A certificate in criminal justice, as a supplement to another degree program, can set students apart from others who are seeking employment in the criminal justice field. For individuals already working in criminal justice, this certificate is an effective way to establish credentials. Completing this program also provides many benefits for students who work in other fields.

Employers in many lines of business, including information technology, education, or social services, may value the professional expertise and personal determination this certificate demonstrates.

Many of the courses in this program are offered at all three Atlantic Cape campus locations. Additionally, for the busy professional, this certificate can be completed 100% online.                      

For further information, contact area coordinator, Dean Wyks, (609) 343-4915 or dwyks@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Summarize the importance of ethics, social responsibility, honesty and accuracy in business reporting;
  • State basic criminal justice principles effectively in written, oral and technology based applications;
  • Identify the impact of government in the roles assigned to the criminal justice system.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 6 credits
Communication (3 credits)
ENGL101-Composition I
3
Social Science (3 credits)
PSYC1101-General Psychology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
6

PROGRAM COURSES - 21 credits

CRIM101-Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRIM109-Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
CRIM130-The Criminal Court System
3
CRIM201-Criminal Law
3
CRIM202-Constitutional Law
3
CRIM206-Juvenile Justice
3
CRIM216-Criminal Justice Report Writing
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE - 3 credits
 
Choose a CRIM course
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE
30
(CRJU) EFFECTIVE Fall 2018  
Cost of Program 2018-2019 Academic Year
Tuition $
Fees $
Books/Supplies $
Misc. $
Total $
Please note that costs are estimates only.