Criminal Justice

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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.

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Program Requirements

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Required Courses: 

ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice
ADJ 130 Introduction To Criminal Law  - 3 Credit Hours
ADJ 133 Ethics & Criminal Justice Professional  - 3 Credit Hours
ADJ 201 Criminology I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy  - 3 Credit Hours

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

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