Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - CERT


Contact: SHELDON STEWART (620)665-3460
Department Chair: BOBBY WHITE (620)728-4462

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 33 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

The historical development and the internal and external issues of the various components of the criminal justice system including police, corrections and the courts and how these interrelated components result in the administration of justice today.

LE104 Agency Administration 3

Practical analysis of modern administration theory and supervisory, management principles and their application to the unique operating problems of criminal justice organizations.

LE110 Corrections Report Writing 3

Basic concepts of written communications adapted to the specific tasks encountered in the corrections profession; dealing with conflict and cooperation, proper grammar and writing information and proper corrections reports; group discussions, structured exercises to build vocabulary, written communication, oral communication and narrative report writing for the corrections field.

LE111 Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice 3

Ethical considerations facing the correctional employee; determining moral behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior, ethics and criminal justice, ethics and the courts, policy and management issues and professionalism.

LE115 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3

The historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults; empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for their special status within the system; major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior; detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution.

LE116 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures 3

The role of police in society and the application of key concepts to policing scenarios; identification, discussion and assessment of critical police practices and processes to include deployment, arrest procedures, search strategies and other operational considerations.

LE205 Criminal Law 3

History, scope and nature of law; parties to a crime; classification of offenses; criminal acts and intent; the capacity to commit crime; and criminal defenses; elements of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

LE206 Criminal Procedures 3

Basic court system procedures and the jurisdiction of the courts; constitutional and other legal requirements that affect law enforcement practices and procedures; confessions and interrogations, identification procedures, arrest, search and seizure, and admissibility of evidence.

LE207 Criminal Investigation 3

Effective interview and interrogation techniques, crime scene management and lab processes, crime scene documentation methods, case preparation and court presentation.

SP100 Workplace Spanish 3

A study of workplace Spanish for non-Spanish-speaking employers and employees who need to enhance communication in the workplace, with both colleagues and customers; phonetic encoding to address Spanish commands, questions, and phrases critical in the workplace.

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