Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
    
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Justice System Certificate


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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Justice System will help students gain entry-level skills for a variety of positions in criminal justice and law. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will educate students in the skills of the criminal justice system, forensic science, and criminal investigations.

Program Overview

The Justice System Certificate will introduce students to the criminal justice system. Topics covered are not limited to, but will include forensic science, corrections, law enforcement, investigations, the juvenile justice system, and careers in the field.

To be eligible to earn a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate the student must be a current degree-seeking student or complete the application and admissions process to the College. Eligibility to earn and receive a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate does not interfere with the degree-seeking status of the student.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic origins, structure, and operation of our American Criminal Justice system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when working within the field of criminal justice.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to criminal justice research and practice.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Justice System


General Education Core 12
Justice Core 18
Total Credit Hours Required 30

Program Disclaimer


This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

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