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Education Details

Criminal Justice
Award type: Certificate
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Criminal Justice
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
The criminal justice program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for entry level positions in the criminal justice field. The program also offers opportunities for current criminal justice employees to enhance their knowledge and skills. The certificate is designed for students who either have a previous degree or who wish to start more quickly in an entry level position. Students should be aware that there are special employment conditions in this career field that, depending on the agency, may include criminal background checks, lie detector tests, physical fitness, and psychological tests.
Financial Information
Average $1,930/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
$116.26 (1-10 credits) $54.58 (11-18 credits) $98.93 (19+ credits) (WA resident)
Total program tuition
$5,790 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
$20 (one-time placement testing), $30/lab class (lab fee), $20/qtr (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
Average $325/qtr
Supplies, tools, uniform
Average $50/qtr (general academic supplies)
Program Information
Length of training
9-12 Months
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided