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:
- Illustrate cause and effect relationships within the continuum and how they impact, both positively and negatively, the outcomes desired by the community as a whole.
- 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 professionals.
- Recognize the roles of various criminal justice professions.
- Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources related to the profession.
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.