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Criminal Justice

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as local, state or federal law enforcement or corrections officers; commercial and industrial security officers and private or government investigators.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3  
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3  
ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization & Administration I or ADJ 245 management of Correctional Facilities 3  
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I 3  
Total Credits 12  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel or ADJ 241 Correctional Law 3  
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3  
ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community or ADJ 145 Corrections and the Community 3  
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3  
Total Credits 12  
Total Credits For Program 24  

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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