Criminal Justice

Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Criminal Justice Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College provides the basic knowledge necessary to prepare for entry-level jobs in the law enforcement system. For career advancement, graduates may transition into PVCC's Associate of Applied Science degree in Police Science.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Corrections Officer
  • Government Support
  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Security Officer
  • Sheriff's Patrol Officer
  • Transit & Railroad Police

Required Courses: 

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