Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Leadership College Credit Certificate

Step up your game and step into a leadership role with this technical certificate. Learn about managing a department and being an effective leader in a law enforcement environment.  

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Getting Started: 12-Week Session

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  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Leadership
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: CJLEADR-CC
CIP: 0743010304

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2024
This course provides the basic philosophical principles necessary to analyze ethical dilemmas within the criminal justice world. This course also offers an approach that deals with real life examples of misconduct, the effects of misconduct, research on criminal justice ethics and the various policy issues in criminal justice. This course will also identify themes that run though the entire criminal justice system, for example, issues such as discretion and due process concerning practitioners in law enforcement, the courts and corrections. This course will also look at how the definition of justice is defined by criminal justice professionals who deal with these dilemmas on a daily basis.
This course will develop students to be effective managers by exposing them to concepts such as budget management, crafting program enhancements and proposals, project management, developing and maintaining agency policies, complying with federal and state labor laws and meeting expectations of accreditation bodies.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of criminal justice supervision such as motivation techniques, applying discipline appropriately, conducting effective and meaningful employee performance evaluations, operational planning and implementing staff schedules. The student will also be introduced to the concepts of effective leadership.
This course introduces the student to the basic skills needed for effective public speaking and an appreciation for an effective public message program. The student will learn how to handle crisis management and the media as well as how to utilize social networking resources to meet the demands of the communities they serve.
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the law enforcement profession. It examines the various approaches of modern law enforcement as well as a historical overview of law enforcement. It provides a description of policing and examines law enforcement as a balance of social, historical, political, legal, individual and organizational forces.
This course provides an understanding about balancing the power of government and the freedoms and privacy of citizens to allow the government enough power to serve and protect its citizens without unnecessarily invading individual rights.
This course identifies and defines principles and doctrines of law with emphasis on Florida criminal and civil statutes that provide sanctions for inappropriate behavior within our society.
This course examines current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. This course will include the analysis of patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, course processing and sentencing, the death penalty and correctional programs. This course will incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States.
Total Credits: 24

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$5,666 $5,954 
Room and Board-0-$11,500
$12,740  $12,070 
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,060$1,000$1,000
Total$4,131$18,940$19,406$19,024

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* Tuition costs are based on the current academic year for in-state students living on campus. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on cost of attendance information provided by the State University System of Florida. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.