This certification program prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Criminal Justice graduates may enter fields ranging from protective services, law enforcement and criminology.
Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook include compliance officers and sheriffs. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.
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 including, but not limited to: compliance officer, computer security specialist, correction officer, court clerk, court reporter, police and detectives supervisor, police officer and sheriff.
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.
|Degree Name:||Law Enforcement C.A.|
|Degree or Program:||Criminal Justice|
|Degree Type:||Certificate of Achievement|
*Students who take CRJ 291 are required to take CRJ 292 as well.
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"Professor Van Mierlo’s class was a great learning experience. Since he is a lawyer, he sees both sides of criminology."
7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 1104
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students completing the requirements of one of the career programs with a minimum of 30 semester hours.