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    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

    Oct 15

    Online Start Date
    Oct 15, 2014

    Nov 12

    Online Start Date
    Nov 12, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Prerequisite

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 101: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the criminal justice system, the current state of the criminal justice agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges facing them.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 102: CRIMINOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    This course presents a framework for studying the nature and causes of crime and antisocial behavior. It focuses on explanations provided through criminal topologies and criminological theories, using a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives. Topics range from crime causation to the extent of crime, victimization, social and psychological theories, and various types of criminality including violent, property, and public order offenses.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 36

    Certificate Requirements

    CJ 307: CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN TERRORIST ATTACKS AND DISASTERS (6 Credits)

    This course will cover the methodology and rationale behind the unified response to a terrorist, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), or disaster incident within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). Students will explore the management and incident command response to terrorist, WMD, or disaster events, including elements of logistics, budgeting, prioritization, staffing, and support. Students will examine these methodologies from the perspective of crisis management and consequence management.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 340: APPLIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS (6 Credits)

    This course teaches students the fundamentals of morality and ethics in the context of applied criminal justice. Topics covered include the role of ethics as it pertains to the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of personnel; the mission of the criminal justice system; the importance of maintaining public trust; the responsible use of discretionary authority; the devastating consequences of official misconduct and recommendations for its control; the importance of organizational leadership; the role of training; and the future of the criminal justice system.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 345: SUPERVISORY PRACTICES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (6 Credits)

    This course combines state-of-the-art behavioral theory with numerous cases that allow students to identify and resolve personnel and organizational problems. It prepares students for effective police management and supervision.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 355: HOMELAND SECURITY (6 Credits)

    The course provides an introduction to homeland security and the agency role in preparing national security for threats of domestic and international terrorism. This role ensures homeland security management and operational assistance for federal, state, and local agencies. The goal of this course is to ensure students develop an understanding of how the Department of Homeland Security prepares and addresses domestic and international terrorism. The student should be able to apply this knowledge from both an academic and practitioner perspective. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge by identifying and applying homeland security management principles and practices.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 444: MANAGING CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS (6 Credits)

    This course deals with concepts and theory in the field of organizational behavior. The course focuses on the historical perspectives of organizational theorists, theories of motivations and leadership, and future trends and developments in modern organizations.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    HR 420: EMPLOYMENT LAW (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to federal statutes that affect the human resources function. Among topics addressed are employment relationships and procedures, employment discrimination, and employment regulations. Some specific issues covered in the course are EEO, affirmative action, OSHA, employee privacy, and wrongful discharge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course explores human behavior in organizations. The student will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation, as well as the importance of stress management and professional ethics and etiquette. The student will gain an understanding of and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. The student will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 140

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

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