Advanced Criminal Justice

This certificate is designed to provide students that have a job in the criminal justice system with the professional development necessary to be promoted to the next level of employment.  

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

Area of Interest

Program Dean

Business, Mathematics and Technologies Division

Faculty Contact


Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • ADJ 131: Legal Evidence - 3 credits
  • ADJ 229: Law Enforcement and the Community - 3 credits
  • ADJ 236: Principles of Criminal Investigation - 3 credits
  • ADJ ___: ADJ Elective - 3 credits
  • ADJ 290 or ADJ ___: Internship or ADJ Elective - 3 credits
  • PLS 211: US Government I - 3 credits
  • PLS 212: US Government II - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition - 3 credits

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the College. There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

Program Information

Occupational Objectives:  Career development for individuals seeking position such as commercial and industrial security officer; local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; or corrections officer.  Students should note that the following qualifications are prerequisites for employment with many law enforcement agencies:  (1) excellent physical condition; (2) normal hearing, color vision, and eye function; (3) weight in proportion to height; (4) no convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude or any felony, and no excessive number of traffic citations.  A background investigation is usually conducted by the employing agency prior to employment.