Criminal Justice Certificate of Achievement

The Criminal Justice Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in one of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: law enforcement, the judicial system (courts), or the correctional system. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in Criminal Justice.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
CJ 001Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 002Concepts of Criminal Law3
CJ 004Criminal Court Process3
CJ 006Criminal Investigation3
CJ 024Investigative Report Writing3
Select minimum 12 units from the following:
CJ 003Legal Aspects of Evidence3
CJ 005Racial Issues and the Police3
CJ 008Patrol Operations3
CJ 009Traffic Enforcement3
CJ 010Juvenile Procedures3
CJ 016Narcotics Control3
CJ 017Natural Resources Law Enforcement3
CJ 021Introduction to Forensics3
CJ 025Introduction to Homeland Security & Terrorism3
CJ 026Homeland Security and Intelligence Gathering3
CJ 030Introduction to Corrections3
CJ 095ACriminal Justice Work Experience ((Maximum of 3 units may be used for work experience)1-3
BPOT 001Basic Peace Officer Training-Module III7
BPOT 002Basic Peace Officer Training-Module II12
BPOT 003Basic Peace Officer Training-Module I19
BCOT 010Basic Correctional Officer Training16
Required Subtotal15
Elective Subtotal12