Criminal Justice CSC
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Criminal Justice

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program provides an overview of criminal justice and basic police officer training. It is designed for those who have an interest in understanding societal issues associated with crime and the work performed by criminal justice professionals. The curriculum examines various approaches to understanding crime. Topics include maintaining law and order, police-citizen conflict, crime prevention, collecting evidence, conducting criminal investigations, the juvenile justice system, and the interface between police and other criminal justice agencies. Issues pertaining to criminal justice and law enforcement in a modern society are addressed. Students completing this career studies certificate may apply the courses completed to the Administration of Justice AAS degree.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Criminal Justice Career Studies Certificate prepares students for entry-level careers with general law enforcement responsibilities. This career studies certificate may lead to civilian and sworn positions, including dispatchers, police officers, correctional officers, or security personnel.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Certain illegal activities and/or convictions may prohibit employment in law enforcement. Employing agencies may require additional training, such as completion of a police academy for some positions. Employing agencies may have minimum age requirements for some positions and may require a physical examination.

 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

2

ADJ 105

The Juvenile Justice System

3

3

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

4

ADJ 128

Patrol Administration and Operations

3

5

ADJ 228

Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

3

6

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

TOTAL

Criminal Justice Career Studies Certificate

18

 

3.09.20


Name Program Email Phone
Sarah Jessie Criminal Justice CSC sjessie@reynolds.edu 804/523-5489

 

Common Job Titles1: Bailiff; Court Bailiff; Court Officer; Court Security Officer; Deputy Bailiff; Deputy Sheriff Court Services; Security Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 96

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,900 - $49,200


Common Job Titles1: Correctional Officer; Correctional Sergeant; Corrections Officer (CO); Custody Assistant; Deputy Jailer; Detention Deputy; Detention Officer; Jail Officer; Jailer; Jailor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 2,891

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $34,100 - $44,400


Common Job Titles1: College Service Officer; Community Service Officer; Parking Control Officer; Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO); Parking Enforcement Technician; Parking Enforcer; Parking Officer; Parking Regulation Enforcement Officer; Parking Technician; Ticket Writer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 20

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $21,600 - $30,300


Common Job Titles1: Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent (ALE Agent); Canine Deputy (K-9 Deputy); Chief Deputy Sheriff; Civil Division Deputy Sheriff; Civil Process Server; Corporal-Road Deputy with Sheriff Department; Deputy; Deputy (Patrol); Deputy Sheriff; Deputy Sheriff (Generalist)-Bailiff; Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (DARE Officer); Law Enforcement Officer; Officer; Patrol Officer; Peace Officer; Police Officer; Police Patrol Officer; Public Safety Officer; State Trooper; Uniform Patrol Police Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 2,637

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $42,800 - $61,600


Common Job Titles1: 911 Dispatcher; Communications Officer; Communications Operator; Communications Specialist; Communications Supervisor; Dispatcher; Emergency Communications Operator (ECO); Police Dispatcher; Public Safety Dispatcher; Telecommunicator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 430

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $32,700 - $44,900


Common Job Titles1: Asset Protection Detective; Field Investigator; Investigator; Loss Prevention Agent; Loss Prevention Associate; Loss Prevention Detective; Loss Prevention Investigator; Loss Prevention Officer; Private Investigator; Special Investigator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 190

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $34,200 - $50,300


Common Job Titles1: Campus Security Officer; Custom Protection Officer; Customer Service Security Officer; Hotel Security Officer; Loss Prevention Officer; Safety and Security Officer; Security Agent; Security Guard; Security Officer; Security Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 4,456

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $18,800 - $33,700


Common Job Titles1: Law Enforcement Officer; Patrol Man; Patrol Officer; Patrolman; Police Captain; Police Patrol Officer; Police Specialist; Railroad Police; Railroad Police Officer; Transit Police Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 17

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $47,900 - $77,300


Common Job Titles1: Security Screener; Transportation Security Officer (TSO)


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 70

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,600 - $42,800


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.