Earn a Justice System Certificate to Prepare for Criminal Justice Professions

With the Justice System certificate, students train for potential careers working within the American Criminal Justice System.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Justice System Certificate offers students practical and academic training to learn skills required in criminal justice careers.

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Why Earn a Justice System Certificate

With a Justice System Certificate, students learn the history, structure, and operation of the American Criminal Justice system. Topics include: corrections, law enforcement, investigations, the juvenile justice system, and careers in the field. The program allows students to:

    • Weigh ethical implications of decision-making in a professional capacity.
    • Demonstrate sufficient critical self-awareness to understand the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups


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Plan a Rewarding Career with a Justice System Certificate Program

Learn the concepts of law and criminal justice from industry experts. The Justice System Certificate Helps students learn to demonstrate in-demand skills to become a highly-trained criminal justice professional.

With this program, students learn the concepts of the American Criminal Justice System and law required for successful careers in areas of criminal investigation and other similar criminal justice professions.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Justice System certificate, students obtain hands-on instruction from experts about the essentials of the criminal justice system.

Students learn core concepts of the justice system such as American Federal Government, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Criminal Investigation, Correctional System, American Court System, safety, and more. The program outcomes include:

    • Knowledge about the American Criminal Justice System’s origins and operation.
    • Legal procedures required to follow in criminal justice occupations.
    • Effective communication both in written and oral.
    • Technologies required in criminal justice research and practice.

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Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after completing the Justice System certificate program.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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With a 1-year economical and flexible certificate in the Justice System, students gain foundation knowledge needed for potential criminal justice professions available in the local economy.

The Blue Ridge CTC Justice System certificate develops real-world skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from industry experts.

With our Justice System Certificate, students learn core concepts and theories needed in the field of criminal justice. The program allows students to develop real-life skills to learn and implement legal techniques and procedures.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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