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Criminal Justice Certificate Program

Program Highlights

  • 16 Week Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition


Become a law enforcer by taking Lakewood College’s Criminal Justice Certificate Program! This course will provide knowledge in modern criminal justice issues such as effective policing, courts, causes of crime, prisons and sentencing, as well as the types of crime!


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  • Discussing the growth of criminal justice today
  • Identify the major causes of crime
  • Define and measure crime using various tools
  • Discuss the basics of criminal law
  • Describe the rules of law enforcement and identify key elements of The Constitution
  • Describe the trial process
  • Explain the various punishments and sentencings for crimes
  • Describe what probation is and what community corrections are
  • Describe conditions and purposes of prisons and jails
  • Explain juvenile justice
  • Explain why homeland security and white collar crime are key criminal justice issues

Administrative Fees

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs

Registration Fee - $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs

Library Fee - $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term