Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration
School of Arts and Sciences
Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
To reach the Program Coordinator, call: 410-462-7675
Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration Degree Program
Want to know what you will learn from this program? Here is the list of learning outcomes, and this same list is also available using the navigation menu sidebar. (Printable PDF file here.)
• Law Enforcement Option (022)
• Correctional Administration Option (081)
Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration consists of two primary areas: Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration. In partnership with the Baltimore City Police Department, the options and tracks provide people enrolled in the Police Academy with instruction and college credit. Basic and expanded criminal justice course sequences are available to police officer trainees. On-site courses are offered to in-service Baltimore City Police Department personnel at the Education and Training Division. A Community Policing track is available to students seeking in depth knowledge of the theory and practice of community policing.
The Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration program focuses on providing continuing education for law enforcement, correctional officers, and other criminal justice professionals already employed in the field and preparing new students for entry into the field. A wide range of courses is taught by experts in their fields. The programs enhance professional skills and prepare graduates for promotion or entry into many professional and administrative positions within law enforcement, corrections, parole and probation, intake, counseling, youth services, pre-law, and others.
Many graduates of BCCC’s Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration programs transfer to upperdivision or four-year institutions. To fully understand all requirements and prerequisites, students interested in transfer should consult early with the program head, the College’s Transfer Counselor, and the intended four-year institution.
The Community Policing track provides a strong background in the social and behavioral sciences with specific courses in law enforcement, community policing, sociology, and group dynamics.
The Correctional Administration option and certificate are designed to upgrade the knowledge and skills of personnel in the treatment and correction of both juvenile and adult offenders. These programs prepare students for employment in correctional and related agencies and/or institutions.
The Law Enforcement Option and Certificate are designed to upgrade the knowledge and skills of law enforcement professionals and people seeking employment in the field. Law enforcement courses incorporate recent developments in many disciplines and present them in a manner appropriate for practitioners and students.
Correctional Administration Option (081)
The option in Correctional Administration combines professional development with an academic degree. The option requires 64-68 credits, slightly more than half of which, are criminal justice and correctional courses. In addition, students are required to complete the General Education Requirements for AAS programs.
Law Enforcement Option (022)
The Law Enforcement option within the Associate of Applied Science degree, combines professional development with an academic degree. The option requires 64-68 credits, slightly more than half of which are criminal justice and law enforcement courses. In addition, students are required to complete the General Education Requirements for AAS programs.