Intended Program Outcomes:
This less than one-year program leading to a career pathways certificate of completion in law enforcement offers the student an opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of law enforcement, criminal investigation, criminology, and how the criminal justice system functions as a whole. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:
- Identify historical and philosophical evolution of theories explaining criminal and delinquent behavior.
- Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems in the American criminal justice system.
- Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws.
- Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals.
- Understand the legal responsibilities of law enforcement professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relations.
- Demonstrate competence in core skill areas and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Employment opportunities include correctional officer, work release counselor, and corrections technician in private, local, state, or federal agencies.
Title IV- Not eligible for Federal aid