Criminal Justice Certificate Program
Credits: 18 Credits (756 Clock Hours)
Self-paced: 8-month completion deadline
Washington Technical Institute's Criminal Justice Certificate Program provides a comprehensive and practical approach to criminal justice education. This nationally accredited program emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of the profession, and prepares students for success in various fields, including:
- Law enforcement
- Private security
- Public safety
- Police administration
The program also includes an emphasis on working with crime-related populations and security-conscious corporate clients. In addition, students will gain communication skills and other essential areas of expertise necessary for success in the 21st century criminal justice profession.
Key program highlights include:
- Four weeks of focused study on substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law
- Emphasis on practical skills development
- Preparation for advanced-level study
- National accreditation
Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies from Washington Technical Institute can help you distinguish yourself and advance your career.
Criminal Justice Career Fields
Many students with a Criminal Justice Certificate work in the following positions and fields:
- Private detectives and investigators
- The courts
- Security guards
- Police administration
- Correctional officers
- Probation officers
- Border patrol
- U.S. Customs
- Child Protective Services
- Risk management companies
Requirements for criminal justice careers vary from state to state. Click here to learn about requirements in your state.
These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and other designations along with a certification. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Washington Technical Institute cannot guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcomes. WTI encourages you to research specific requirements for your job target and career goals.
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning