Law Enforcement Certificate - S082



  • Overview

    Developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Law Enforcement Certificate Program prepares students for a career in law enforcement. The certificate combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for entry into the Massachusetts law enforcement field. All of the credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to a Quinn Bill eligible associate in science degree in criminal justice. Certificate students are required to meet HCC admissions standards and any prerequisites for these courses.

    Students graduating with Law Enforcement Certificate Holyoke Community College should:

    • Think critically about contemporary issues in Law Enforcement in an increasinglycomplex, technological, and diverse society.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Develop both quantitative and qualitative skills and abilities to critically analyze crime and Law Enforcement issues, for policy-making and problem-solving.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of issues of diversity, including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability,and religious belief.
    • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of the field and ethical issues inthe American Law Enforcement system.

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