Police Science - Certificate

Program Code - CIP Code: POLI.CERT/43.0107
Credits Required: 48
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services
Contact: CRJS@kckcc.edu
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The Certificate in policing provides the student with an introduction to the basic policing theories, concepts, and practices of the policing discipline. All of the courses within this Program meet some of the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in policing and the Associate in Arts Degree in policing. However, this Certificate is not an actual associate degree in any of the above areas of study.

Certification can be a good alternative for those that are currently employed in a criminal justice occupation that wants to upgrade their knowledge level in their respective profession.

Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

Police Science Certificate Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 OR
ENGL 0206
Composition II* OR
Technical Writing
3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0202
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
SOSC 0134 Criminology 3
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.
Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.
CRJS 0101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 3
CRJS 0112 Agency Administration (Police)* 3
CRJS 0116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice* 3
CRJS 0117 Professional Responsibility in Criminal Justice (Ethics)* 3
CRJS 0118 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures* 3
CRJS 0201 Criminal Investigation* 3
CRJS 0203 Criminal Law* 3
CRJS 0204 Criminal Procedures* 3
CRJS 0206 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing* 3
CRJS 0221 Criminal Justice Practicum* 3
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Total Hours

Total Hours for a Certificate in Police Science 48

 

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