Criminal Justice: Court Technician CPCC

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Intended Program Outcomes:

This less than one-year program leading to a career pathways certificate of completion in court technician offers the student an opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of working in a legal and criminal justice setting. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Identify historical and philosophical evolution of theories explaining criminal and delinquent behavior
  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems in the American criminal justice system
  • Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws
  • Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals
  • Demonstrate competence in core skill areas and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking
  • Use of appropriate legal terminology with written and oral accuracy
  • Ability to effectively use the computer to find information and create documents

Successful completion of this certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to qualify for an entry-level position in a local or state judicial system, private legal offices, and various criminal justice agencies.

CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ120 American Court Systems and Practices 3
CJ200 Theories of Crime and Delinquency 3
CJ222 Procedural Law 3
CJ227 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
BT230 Legal Terminology I 4
BT232 Legal Terminology II 4
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher) 4
WR121 English Composition (or higher) 4
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
TOTAL CREDITS
33

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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