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Criminal Justice Technology (A55180)

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Criminal Justice Human Services Certificate (C55180H)

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry level competencies in criminal justice human services management and skills in a criminal justice setting while counseling persons and victims of crimes with special emphasis on dealing with crisis situations and persons in crisis. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to counsel and provide assistance to victims of crimes and their immediate family members and those traumatized by situations arising from criminal justice and criminal encounters. Students can complete additional certificates. Courses within these certificates may be applied to the Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree

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Criminal Justice Management Certificate (C55180M)

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry level competencies in criminal justice management and leadership skills in the organizational and management of criminal justice agencies with special emphasis on dealing with crisis situations and persons in crisis. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to manage and lead law enforcement officers in ethical, community relations building with the general public as well as before mentioned criminal justice leadership management. Students can complete additional certificates. Courses within these certificates may be applied to the Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree.

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Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.


Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.


Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.


Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.


Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements

See the RCC Catalog for more information.