This certificate offers those employed, or desiring to be employed, in law enforcement a way to improve career opportunities and placement through academic study.
Upon successful completion of all Criminal Justice certificate program requirements, graduates will
Demonstrate a general understanding and appreciation of the role of the criminal justice system at local, state, and federal levels.
Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate ethics and the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in criminal justice, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.
Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and principles of judicial, correctional, and legal methods of law enforcement.
A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Manchester Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.