|General Education Requirements (12-13 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 098 or higher||Beginning Algebra||3-4|
|Communication||ENG 101 or||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II|
|ENG 125 or||Business Writing|
|COM 101||Oral Communication|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||U.S. History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||U.S. History Since 1877|
|HIS 115 or||U.S. History Since 1945|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri|
|POL 101 or||American Government|
|POL 102||State & Local Government|
|Elective||BTC/CPT 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Core Course Requirements - Choose three of the following (9 credits)|
|CRJ 140||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 170||Criminal Law||3|
|CRJ 171||Criminal Evidence||3|
|CRJ 201||Criminal Justice: Politics & Policy||3|
|CRJ 206||Introduction to Juvenile Justice||3|
|Law Enforcement Electives (9 credits) - Choose 3 courses from the following|
|CRJ 103||Addictive Disease Concepts||3|
|CRJ 104||Treatment: Alcohol & Drugs||3|
|CRJ 202||Correctional Institutions||3|
|CRJ 224||Constitutional Law||3|
|CRJ 230||Crisis Intervention||3|
|CRJ 240||Probation and Parole||3|
|CRJ 260||Police Community Relations||3|
|Other Required Courses (2-7 credits)|
|CRJ 265||Internship I||1-6|
|Total Required Hours: 32-38 credits|
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Law Enforcement C.A.
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Law Enforcement C.A.
Department: Criminal Justice
Total Credit Hours: 32-38 credits
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Benefits of Law Enforcement C.A.?
This certification program prepares individuals to perform the duties entry-level criminal justice jobs, such as jailer, corrections officer, and bailiff, and other routine law enforcement responsibilities. Courses provide basic knowledge, ethics, and skill sets for entry into the Criminal Justice industry. The certificate can also lead to the Criminal Justice AAS or AA degrees.
Employment in the Law Enforcement Industry is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. About 59,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of these job openings over the next several years will be in emerging in high-growth industries.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises. Employment opportunities also increase if a person is fluent in more than one language.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of 37,200 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
Criminal Justice Careers
Depending on job experience and additional education, graduates with a law enforcement Certificate of Achievement (C.A.) are employed in a broad range of careers.