2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice: Foundations Career Studies Certificate

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Career Certificate Studies


Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Criminal Justice: Foundations of Criminal Justice provides an overview of foundational topics related to criminal justice. This curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation, which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations.  

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas: uniformed officers for local, county and state police agencies; enforcement/investigative officers for federal government agencies; corrections, retail and industrial security, probation/parole, insurance work and private investigation.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Program Notes:  All required courses also apply towards the AAS degree in Criminal Justice.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 23

1 SDV 108 will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite.

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