Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.
While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Explorer Cadet Pre-Law Enforcement Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Additionally, work with your Criminal Justice advisor to stack this certificate with the Associate in Criminal Justice. There are a number of substitutions that may apply.
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Employment Eligibility Requirements
Any past criminal history may be detrimental to finding employment in the criminal justice field. If you have any concerns please speak with an advisor.
The following Criminal Justice courses have changed to Common Course numbering:
|Old Course Number
||New Course Number
|CJ 112 – Criminal Justice in America
||CJ& 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
|CJ 115 – Juvenile Justice System
||CJ& 106 – Juvenile Justice
|CJ 202 – Concepts of Criminal Law
||CJ& 110 – Criminal Law
|CJ 205 – Investigative Technology
||CJ& 240 – Introduction to Forensic Science
Action Item: You should meet with your criminal justice advisor prior to embarking on this program. The program can be taken on-line, in-person, during the day at Fort Steilacoom, at night at Puyallup, or a combination of all. This map is designed for a student pursuing an in-person learning experience at Fort Steilacoom campus. Please meet with your advisor to create a customized education plan that meets your modality (online, in person, and hybrid), and timeline (part time, full time, hybrid) preferences.