Degree Description

This program is designed to provide education for students seeking careers in various areas of criminal justice and related human service fields to include but not be limited to careers in local, county, and state law enforcement (see, the courts, loss prevention and juvenile and adult corrections. Students who plan to follow careers in business, early childhood education, social work, paramedics and other related careers may also be interested in select courses in criminal justice.

Career Possibilities

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Degree Pathway

People with criminal records may not be eligible for civil service positions, but may be eligible to work in private industry or for non-profits (e.g., security, halfway houses, etc.).

After successful completion of the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy, the student will receive credit for the following courses: CRJU 163, CRJU 263, CRJU 265 CRJU 271, PEAC 106 and PEAC 193. Total 16 credits. To receive this credit the student must present a copy of the LERTA Certificate to the Registrar's Office. Mott Community College (MCC) agrees to grant appropriate college credit consistent with its current policies. All students articulating credit to MCC must meet and maintain all entrance academic standards, including prerequisites of the intended program of study. This agreement applies only to the Criminal Justice program. Recognition for credit granted will appear on the student's academic records as articulated MCC credit. Articulated credit will carry the grade of an "S" and will not be included in the GPA calculation. If the student changes to another program the credits will not apply.

After successful completion of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Approved Basic Training Course and 12 credits at MCC, including CRJU 161, the student will receive credit for the following courses: CRJU 163, CRJU 263, CRJU 265, CRJU 271, PEAC 106 and PEAC 193. Total 16 credits. To receive this credit the student must present a copy of the MCOLES Certificate to the Registrar' s Office. The student must complete 9 additional credits from the Occupational Specialty Category as well as all other degree requirements. This agreement applies only to the Criminal Justice program. If the student changes to another program the credits will not apply.