• Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration 


    Program Description 

    Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration consist of two primary areas: Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration and a Community Policing track.

    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 upper division 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.

    Job Description

    These programs prepare students for employment in correctional and related agencies and/or institutions. 

    Career Options and Occupation Outlook

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates “Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Continued interest for public safety will lead to new openings for officers; however, jobs may be competitive, depending on location.”

     

    For additional information on Law Enforcement careers, follow this link:

     
    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm