Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement

Credits required 27

Dean

TBA

Program contact

Suzanne Chadwick, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, ext. 3171

Program Goals Statement

The Law Enforcement Certificate program combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of law enforcement. It develops career specific knowledge in law and criminal procedure. All credits may be applied to an associate degree in criminal justice.

Program Information

  • The program was developed at the request of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and is intended to provide a basic recruit-training curriculum. Courses also apply to the Quinn Bill - eligible Criminal Justice degree program.
  • No academic credit can be awarded for life experience, academy, military, or other training.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Courses

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 219Police and Community Relations

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CRJ 219Police and Community Relations

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CRJ 219Police and Community Relations

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

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