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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
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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.

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Select any two courses from the following CRMJ electives:

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)


Students completing the Fast Track Criminal Justice Technical Certificate are required to complete CRMJ 1040 and 1030 as their two electives.

Although not required, students who complete the Criminal Justice Technical Certificate are strongly encouraged to take CRMJ 2040 Report Writing and Interviewing.

Career and Salary Information

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff $27,700 $40,600
Corrections Officer/Jailer $24,800 $28,200
Dispatcher/Support Position $21,000 $35,300
Loss Prevention Officer $20,400 $33,600

Career and salary information taken from Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

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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