Law Enforcement Certificate Program
Certificate - Criminal Justice and Public Safety Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||CRJ101||3||ENG095 and RDG095, or ESL098|
|Criminal Law||CRJ103||3||ENG095 and RDG095, or ESL098|
|Evidence and Court Procedure||CRJ202||3||ENG111, CRJ101, CRJ103, and CRJ208 or Instructor permission|
|Policing in a Democratic Society||CRJ220||3||ENG111, CRJ101, CRJ103, or Instructor permission|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Sociology||SOC101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Criminology||SOC207||3||PSY101 or SOC101|
Developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Law Enforcement Certificate Program has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for participation in the Police Career Incentive Program (PCIP-Quinn Bill). The certificate combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for entry into the Massachusetts law enforcement field. All of the credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to a Quinn Bill eligible Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice.
The certificate program has been ratified by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association’s Training and Education Committee as an important step in their goal to have a better-educated and more professional workforce. Although the certificate is not yet a requirement in the hiring and training procedures, it is anticipated that it will substitute for a significant part of the Massachusetts Training Council curriculum in the future. Since the Law Enforcement Certificate Program will only be offered at PCIP approved colleges, all courses qualify students for the pay incentives once they earn the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate enhanced cultural awareness and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrate specific content knowledge of criminal justice and criminal law.