Criminal Justice Certificate

Financial Aid Eligible

The Criminal Justice Certificate program will prepare students to work with Human Service agencies that provide services to clients coming from the criminal justice system. Students will examine the skill requirements, the major tasks and responsibilities, the role and function of the service provider in jails, penal institutions, police departments, juvenile justice agencies and the Department of Corrections. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed below (30 units):
(It is recommended that all fieldwork courses (HUSR 210 or HUSR 211) be taken only after consultation with an Academic Counselor, Department Chair or the course Instructor.)
HUSR 210 CIntroductory Fieldwork3
HUSR 211 CAdvanced Fieldwork3
HUSR 223 CHelping Skills-Human Services3
HUSR 224 CSelf-Esteem Strategies3
HUSR 275 C Ethical Issues in Human Services3
HUSR 290 C Human Services in Criminal Justice3
HUSR 291 CCounseling in Criminal Justice3
SOC 292 CIntroduction to Criminology3
HUSR 294 CCareers in Criminal Justice3
HUSR 295 CCross-Cultural Criminology3
Elective Courses - Select 9 units from the courses listed below:9
Crisis Intervention Referral3
Families and Substance Abuse3
Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society3
Intervention Strategies3
Drugs and Physiology3
Co-Occurring Disorders3
Introduction to Victimology3
Society and Victimization3
Conflict Resolution-Mediation3
Total Units39