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Career Studies Certificate in Criminal Justice

Career Studies Certificate
Brightpoint Community College

This one-year program prepares students for jobs in criminal justice and law enforcement. Jobs include correction officers, security officers, and investigators.

Outcomes

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Model appropriate and ethical behavior during criminal justice simulations.
  2. Identify and describe each component of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections), giving at least 2 examples of each part of the system.
  3. Explain the purpose of the juvenile justice system, including its history, rights of juveniles, and dispositional alternatives.


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Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

JTCC allows open admission for this program. More information on how to get started at JTCC can be found at: https://www.jtcc.edu/admissions/get-started-at-tyler/. Students who are Certified Virginia Law Enforcement Officers may receive up to 12 credits toward this program. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subjected to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations and polygraph examinations.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Brightpoint Community College within your first year via College Connect
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Brightpoint accepts multiple forms of credit for prior learning, including scores on standardized tests such as AP/IB/CLEP/DANTES as well as courses and training completed in the military, criminal justice academies, technology certification programs, and health services certification programs. See https://www.jtcc.edu/admissions/transferring-credits-to-tyler/ for more information.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Brightpoint Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? At Brightpoint, our vision is "A success story for every student." With our small classes, our large number of courses and in-demand programs (including many online!), partnerships with area employers, and our award-winning faculty, Brightpoint Community College can help you begin your journey to a Bachelor's degree, a job, or both!
Transfer Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year determined by their first semester of attendance.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Not required.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Central Virginia Community CollegeAAS in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science 2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General Studies-Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Arts & Science in Emergency Management and PlanningAssociateAssociate of Arts and Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Forensic Science)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Public Law)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Corrections ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Forensic Crime Scene InvestigationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Marymount University Criminal Justice (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAdministration of Justice Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization in Administration of Justice Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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25-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.Protective Service Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
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