Sep 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice Technical Certificate


For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

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.

Evening classes are available.

 For additional information about this degree program, go to https://www.volstate.edu/academics/social-science-and-education/criminal-justice.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry level position in the criminal justice field.

  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organizational structure, common legal terms, definitions, concepts, and roles of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

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.

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://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 $28,490 $43,190
Corrections Officer/Jailer $24,000 $30,340
Dispatcher/Support Position $20,160 $37,440
Loss Prevention Officer $16,890 $28,980

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)