Law enforcement and corrections are among the fastest growing career fields in
America, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A range of job opportunities
awaits graduates as America becomes a more security-conscious society.
This program encourages comprehensive understanding of the nature
of crime and the goals of the criminal justice system. Students are introduced to
organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal justice system. The program prepares students to enter
a specific criminal justice field or continue their studies at a four-year college/university. Two themes are critical throughout the
program: leadership and ethics.
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
·Identify the role of each component of the US criminal justice system.
·Demonstrate knowledge of the US Constitution and the constitutional
implication of the criminal procedure in the US as applied to arrest, use of
force, and search and seizure.
·Identify the moral, ethical and legal obligations of criminal justice
·Recognize the roles of various criminal justice professions.
·Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources
related to the profession.
|Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.|
|When you Graduate|
You’ll be ready for immediate employment or you can transfer to a four-year college. CCC has transfer agreements in criminal justice with several colleges, and graduates have transferred to scores of colleges and universities throughout the years. Some career possibilities include employment with federal, state and county departments or institutions. Those with a bachelor’s degree may hold a variety of administrative positions. As a graduate of a fully accredited
community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at
most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ
Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of
credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities. This program is designed for students who wish to enter a specific criminal justice
field or continue their studies at a four-year college/university. Students are introduced to organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal justice system and a range of job opportunities that await graduates as America becomes a more security-conscious society.
Federal law enforcement agent, lawyer, probation officer, parole officer,
public safety planner, legal researcher or paralegal.
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.