In our Criminal Justice program you will:
- Engage in real-life, complex scenarios dealing with criminal investigation and emergency response.
- Partner with local law enforcement and homeland security professionals to learn strategies on keeping our community safe.
- Develop your mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and fitness training based on formal police training.
- Recreate and analyze historical court cases that have redefined how criminal justice procedures work in the United States.
- Practice the skills (as well as attend a national conference) of forensic science including: polygraphs, ballistics and interviewing.
What You Can Learn
Background Investigation // Crime Scene Investigation // Criminology // Ethics // Fingerprinting // Juvenile Justice // Patrol Procedure Exercises // Procedures // Professionalism // Report Writing // Tactical Scenario Training // Theoretical Roots of Crime
What You Can Become
(with additional education and training)
Correctional Counselor // Correctional Officer // Drug Abuse Counselor // Federal Agent // Fish and Game Warden // Juvenile Probation Officer // Lawyer // Paralegal // Parole Agent // Police Officer // US Marshall
What You Can Earn
7 college credits in this pathway // Healthcare Provider CPR & AED Certification // National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES:
Law, Sociology, Psychology, Fitness
CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Effective Communication including Presentation Skills, Focus upon Physical Fitness
32+ years in law enforcement on the Chelmsford, Ma. Police Department, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant/Shift Commander. Duties included; patrol, crime prevention, detective, bicycle unit, boat patrol as well as traffic and safety.
BS in Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell 1983 as well as MA Public Administration:Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 1992.
I am very active in my community, especially with issues dealing the elderly and those individuals suffering from diseases such as Alzheimers and Drug Addiction. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. Every year my husband and I travel on motorcycle to a part of the country and Canada that we have never been to. In addition, I also teach for the Massachusetts Police Traning Council as well as being an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts @ Lowell.