Criminal Justice Science at Sinclair Community College has programs to prepare students for productive employment in corrections and law enforcement. Current criminal justice professionals can enhance their knowledge and skill sets for professional development and career advancement. Additional extended learning includes the Advanced Job Training opportunities at six Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in efforts to reduce recidivism.
Have you ever contemplated the following questions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a career in criminal justice may be for you. Each of these areas criminal justice demands a high level of responsibility and professionalism. Careers in criminal justice provide the most satisfaction to those who enjoy helping family, friends, and neighbors. CJS professionals help others build stronger communities. CJS graduates serve the public in ways that make a difference at the individual and community level. What difference will you make in the world?
For program specific information click on the program below:
This program is designed to combine the criminal justice concepts, theories and laws with practical application techniques and modern technology skills to prepare the Criminal Justice Science student for productive employment in corrections. The corrections track maintains cutting-edge curriculum that enhances critical thinking, written and oral communications, teamwork, leadership and assessment. The curriculum includes general education requirements, theory and practice courses and educational requirements in ethics, law and the current best practices in the field of criminal justice. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at student firstname.lastname@example.org.View Full Program Details
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of criminal justice operations. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement and criminal justice professionals today. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed.View Full Program Details
The Associate of Technical Study Degree in Criminal Justice/OPOTA prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of law enforcement operations. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement and CJ professionals today and prepares them to take the OPOTA certification assessment which allows them to seek employment as a Peace Officer in the State of Ohio. Note: This program requires an approved ATS application. Please contact email@example.com if interested.View Full Program Details
This certificate prepares the learner for future training and education in the field of law enforcement. The certificate enhances law enforcement professional skills and knowledge. It may assist the student in performing well in future civil service examinations for employment or promotion. All courses in this certificate apply toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement, if desired.View Full Program Details
The Law Enforcement short-term certificate prepares students for future training and education in the field of law enforcement. This certificate enhances law enforcement professional skills and knowledge. It may assist the student in performing well in future civil service examinations for employment or promotion.View Full Program Details
This program of study will provide you with the complete Ohio Peace Officer basic officer training required by the State of Ohio for new Ohio law enforcement officers. Taught by state-certified commanders and instructors, the basic academy adheres to the required content, instructional and training standards necessary for individuals to become certified peace officers in the State of Ohio. The basic academy consists of over 600 hours of instruction delivered in 18 weeks of training. The curriculum is intensive and participants must devote significant time and effort to complete the program. Academic, physical fitness, firearms and other demanding skill sets are included in the program. At the conclusion of the training, students are required to take a 200-question written final exam administered by the Attorney General's Office to receive a certificate of completion. Graduates of this program typically seek employment as police officers, sheriff's deputies, park rangers or other positions in Ohio which require a law enforcement commission. The Sinclair Academy has placed hundreds of graduates in more than 300 law enforcement agencies in Ohio. Entrance into Sinclair's Criminal Justice Training Academy is a competitive process and not all applicants are accepted. The academy is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
View Full Program Details