Criminal Justice

Certificate of Completion

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the field of criminal justice. Students will learn about the history, structure and functions of the American justice system. Topics also include criminal law, history and structure of law enforcement, police and the law, courts system, trial processes, punishment and sentencing, jails and prisons, juvenile justice, and interrelationship between law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Course serves as preparation for high school students, adult re-entry students, or general student population seeking entry-level employment in criminal justice. Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Certificate of Completion in Criminal Justice.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to enter entry-level jobs related to criminal justice.
  • Students will be employed or seek employment in the field or a related field.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will be able to begin a pathway from noncredit to employment or enrollment in Mt. SAC’s credit-bearing programs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program. 

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Criminal Justice
Career Development
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