Administration of Justice, Certificate

Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are advised that many criminal justice and private/government security agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I 3
ADJ Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 16
2nd Semester
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 3
ADJ Elective 3
2ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Certificate = 34
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Survey of Criminal Justice
ADJ
100
3
ADJ
211
3
Elective
ADJ
3
ENG
111
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 16
2nd Semester
ADJ
105
3
ADJ
133
3
ADJ
212
3
Elective
ADJ
3
2ITE
115
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Certificate = 34

1 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 200 or SOC 200 are recommended.

2 May substitute IT elective approved by student's academic advisor.

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