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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Criminal Justice Technical Certificate


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The Criminal Justice Technical Certificate is a multi-disciplinary program offering students a competitive edge when seeking employment for entry level positions in criminal justice field.  Students completing the certificate may apply to coursework toward the AAS or AS/AA degree in Criminal Justice.

Fast Track option and evening classes are available.

 For additional information about this degree program, go to www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice

Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)


DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

Electives


Select any two courses from the following CRMJ electives:

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)


Note:


Students completing the Fast Track Criminal Justice Technical Certificate are required to complete CRMJ 1340 and 1355 as their two electives.

Although not required, students who complete the Criminal Justice Technical Certificate are strongly encouraged to take CRMJ 2340 Report Writing and Interviewing.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff $28,120 $41,080
Corrections Officer/Jailer $23,450 $28,750
Dispatcher/Support Position $20,980 $35,710
Loss Prevention Officer $19,820 $35,470

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

Traditional Schedule (One Semester)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

Fast Track Method (One Semester)


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