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Law Enforcement CJLES.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

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.

Program Outcomes

  • Examine the past and present structure of the federal, state and local jurisdictions and the criminal justice components and the influence on law enforcement and society.
  • Demonstrate the entry-level skills of administering, leading and supervising for the three criminal justice components and explain how law enforcement in collaboration with courts and corrections provide criminal justice services.
  • Explore the development of law and explain the application of constitutional and case law by law enforcement in the criminal justice process.
  • Assess the codes of ethics for law enforcement and demonstrate the characteristics of law enforcement professionalism.

Career Opportunities

A broad range of career opportunities are available in the area of criminal justice/law enforcement including those in court systems, court administration, patrol, victim services, investigation, and probation/parole.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1103 Constitutional Law & Evidentiary Procedures 3
CJS 1105 Criminal Law 3
CJS 1110 Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony 3
CJS 1125 Policing 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
(COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking)) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.