Justice Studies Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Community college certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Criminal Justice/Police Science. 430107


A. Course Objective:
Justice Studies Certificate
Description: The Justice Studies certificate program is designed for students interested in a broad range of criminal justice careers, without a law enforcement focus. The program includes the study of crime and delinquency and the theories, policies and practices of the criminal justice system
Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Justice Studies Certificate program, the learner
will be able to:
1. Explain the historical development of American criminal law from its English common law roots to the present. (AJS 101)
2. Analyze criminal conduct in the context of historical, social, political and legal developments. (AJS 101)
3. Analyze the intersection of law, morality, and ethics in modern society. (AJS 123)
4. Analyze current issues and trends in crime rates, criminal behavior, and social trends as they impact the criminal justice process. (AJS 200)
5. Outline the modern philosophies, organization and treatment/intervention goals of the juvenile justice system. (AJS 212)
6. Identify and summarize the various theories of the causes of criminal behavior. (AJS 225)
7. Describe the economic and psychological impact of crime on society. (AJS 225)
8. Identify and explain victimology and the crisis interventions afforded to victims of crime and their families. (AJS 226)
9. Discuss new discoveries in neuroscience and how our increased understanding of the brain is having direct impact on the criminal justice system. (AJS 278)
10. Explain theories of causation of serial and mass murderers. (AJS 192)
B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition: $2,184.00
Books: $ 700.00
Supplies: $ 0.0
Total Cost: $ 2,884.00
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
• Criminal Justice Today (Revel Access Card) x 4 different classes
• Cengage Unlimited, 1 term (4 months) 1st Edition
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
• No required supplies
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Sheila Jarrell
Phone number: (928) 776-2107
F. Direct Website link to the program:
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Most Jobs within this field will require a background check, but it is not required to the certificate
• Other requirements needed: NA
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Yes Criminal Justice Associate Degree
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes, Certificate and classes stay with student
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes
Accrediting Agency and link to website:
J. Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. This is a new fall 19 program, so no attainment rate available


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Yavapai College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Prescott & Verde Valley Campus

Local WIB

12 - Yavapai County Less

Name of Credential

Justice Studies Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes -

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

23-1012.00Judicial Law Clerks
$16.29 per hour

Provider Status



1100 E Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Phone Number

(928) 776-2170

Web Address

Last Updated

Jan 25, 2022


Nov 05, 2019