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Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations is designed to show recognition of extensive training in one of the primary areas of law enforcement.

The relationship between police and the communities they serve has been highlighted by the increasing rise of tension between the two in regions of the U.S. Communities need police they can trust and police need community support for the vital functions they perform. By targeting specific information and skills, the CTS provides new hires valuable training and incumbent workers new avenues for promotion and advancement.

General Degree Information:

Graduates receive a total of 30 hours of college credit for completion of course work required for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations. Courses taken in the CTS can be accepted toward a Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice and the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Courses may also count toward a baccalaureate at colleges and universities electing to accept the transferred course(s).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The skills to comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize information related to their area of responsibility by demonstrating their expertise;
  2. The application of the skills necessary to prepare written reports;
  3. The ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related task in the profession of law enforcement.

Required Courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CJUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 201: Criminal Law 3
CJUS 203: Civil Disturbance 3
CJUS 205: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 211: Criminology 3
Second Semester Hours
CJUS 291: Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJUS 202: Police/Community Relations 3
CJUS 293: Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 297: Violence, Domestic, and Other Abusers 3
or CJUS 296:    Introduction to Jurisprudence
CJUS 299: Juvenile Justice 3
or CJUS 290:    Homeland Security
Total Credit Hours 30
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Certificate in Technical Studies (C.T.S.) in Police/Community Relations. All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations.

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