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Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice

Bossier Parish Community College and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences recognize the increasing demand for qualified, trained personnel with policing skills in local and regional law enforcement and corrections facilities.

Program Review

BPCC offers the Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice. Many law enforcement and corrections agencies encourage enrollment in this diploma program by offering career advantages to college-educated candidates and professionals.

General Degree Information:

Graduates receive a total of 45 hours of college credit for completion of course work required for the Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice courses taken can count toward an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and may count toward a baccalaureate at colleges and universities electing to accept the transferred course(s).

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice will have demonstrated:

  1. The skills required for entry-level employment in the criminal justice profession;
  2. The skills to comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize information related to their area of responsibility by demonstrating their expertise;
  3. The application of the skills necessary to prepare written reports.
  4. Effective verbal and written communication with the public, staff, and administration by documenting activities, maintaining databases, and effective performance;
  5. The ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related task in the profession of law enforcement.

Required Courses for Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice:

First Semester Hours
CJUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 291: Evidence and Procedure 3
PSYC: Elective (except 202, 210, or 215) 3
CJUS: Elective 3
CJUS: Elective 3
or CORR:
Second Semester Hours
CJUS 201: Criminal Law 3
CJUS 292: Police/Community Relations 3
or CJUS 293:    Ethics in Criminal Justice
SLGY 201: Introduction to Sociology 3
or SLGY 202:    Social Problems
CJUS: Elective 3
CJUS: Elective 3
or CORR:
Third Semester Hours
CJUS 299: Juvenile Justice 3
POSC 201: National Government 3
or POSC 202:    State and Local Government
CJUS: Elective 3
or CORR:
CJUS: Elective 3
CJUS: Elective 3
or CORR:
Total Credit Hours 45
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 Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice. All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations.

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