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Criminal Justice and Security Services Diploma

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CIP Code: 43.0112
New York Hegis Code: 5505
Available online in all states

Program: DCJS

Upon completion of the diploma in Criminal Justice and Security Services program, graduates will have gained a broad comprehension of the justice system. This program includes the study of the United States court systems, correctional organizations, law enforcement agencies, and both public and private security venues. Students in this diploma program are prepared for entry-level positions in the security services field. Graduates of this program may apply the courses and credits toward the Criminal Justice Studies AAS degree plan.

Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Recognize safety and security concerns such as threat awareness and the procedures and equipment used to secure suspects or prisoners.
  • Prepare investigative case notes, juvenile treatment plans, research services, and more.
  • Identify and characterize the origins and components that comprise the justice system at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Understand the impact and importance of technology for careers in the criminal justice field.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills employers expect of new hires entering the career field.

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