NWCCD 2016-17 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
NWCCD 2016-17 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Certificate

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The field of criminal justice is more than just law enforcement. The Criminal Justice system consists of three sub-systems; police, courts, and corrections. At Sheridan College and Gillette College the student will be exposed to all aspects of the criminal justice system with four major areas of concentration and five certificate programs. The transferable degree and associated certificate programs, including the new crime scene investigation certificate, assures the successful student marketable skills in the fields of law enforcement; corrections, both adult and juvenile; victimology, both adult and juvenile; and security.

Law Enforcement:  This program is designed for the law enforcement professional or student who requires entry-level job skills in order to be marketable to enter the workforce.  Credit for prior learning and structured college credit allows the student to continue higher educational goals while working in the profession.

In depth background investigations, polygraph, and psychological examinations, and aptitude testing is required in most criminal justice professions. Check with the Criminal Justice department for details on criminal justice employment restrictions.

Required Course of Study for Certificate of Completion

Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Successful completion of the Wyoming Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Course or Equivalent.  Credits: 6

Total Credit Hours for Certificate: 30

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