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Court Reporter - Training & Careers
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has set up programs to help court reporters receive the training they need. To become a voice writer, you can usually complete your education in less than a year. However, to become a true stenographer, it usually takes about 3 years (33 months) at most schools. And keep in mind that some states require that you become a notary public before you can legally practice as a court reporter. Read More...

Forensic Scientists Solve Criminal Cases
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The forensic scientist is responsible for collecting physical evidence at a crime scene and analyzing it in the lab. Most forensic scientists choose to specialize in a particular area of forensic science, such as ... Read More...

How to become a Homeland Security Specialist
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

A homeland security specialist program will give you both the theoretical and practical training you need for your future career. You can expect to study law, communications, and terrorism, both international and domestic. You will also focus on how to plan for safety, and how to react when public emergencies arise. Read More...

Criminal Justice Degree - Criminal Justice Career Training

Criminal Justice Degree Graduates with criminal justice degrees enjoy a wide range of career choices with great opportunities for lifelong advancement. The best news is that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts exceptional job growth for law enforcement graduates through the next decade.

Wages and benefits for criminal justice graduates are among the best in the country. For example, annual salaries for detective and police supervisors in 2002 topped $61,000.

Criminal Justice Degree Training

Criminal justice degree graduates can begin their careers after earning associate's degrees or certifications from dedicated criminal justice schools. The more you study, the further you'll go. Criminal justice degrees, both bachelors and masters, are offered through online and on-campus schools throughout the country.

There are also federal and state safety training centers that offer ongoing courses to working professionals in self-defense, counter terrorism, and crowd control.

Job Outlook for Criminal Justice Degree Majors

Criminal justice degree graduates work at federal, state or local police and sheriff departments, at correctional institutions, probation departments, parole agencies, private detective companies, corporate security firms, financial investigation offices, drug and firearms agencies, immigration departments, the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, the Department of diplomatic security, and federal air marshal or transportation agencies. There are new criminal justice jobs in specialized agencies that fight computer-related crimes.

Many criminal justice majors go on to other careers, attending law school and becoming public defenders or prosecutors. Many graduates of criminal justice degree programs find work as private security consultants for manufacturing and high-tech companies, banking institutions, and government agencies.

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            Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
            UEI College , El Monte
            • Dedicated to providing career training since 1975.
            • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
            • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
            • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
            • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
            • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            MS/Criminal Justice - Forensic Science
            • Criminal Justice degree programs include BA in Social and Criminal Justice, BA in Law Enforcement Administration, and more.
            • Coursework covers areas such as forensics, criminal psychology, crime prevention, and terrorism.
            • Degree programs are 100% online, and can fit with any schedule.
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
            • Develop and apply basic statistical skills and quantitative reasoning for critical evaluation of quantitative information.
            • Understand the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective criminal justice system.
            • Examine ethical standards and issues in criminal justice processes and in professional decision making including the ever-present tension between crime control and appropriate civil liberties.
            • Survey a range of theoretical approached that explain crime and apply theoretical reasoning and concepts to observations of crime and control.
            • Analyze, from a restorative justice perspective, the needs of victims and offenders and the involved community as an alternative to satisfying abstract legal principals or punishing the offender.
            • Appreciate the investigative profession as a scientific field; sample and apply physical science methods to solve forensic problems.
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            Criminal Justice
            Platt College , Anaheim
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
            • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
            • 3 campuses in Southern California.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
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            Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

            See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

            Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

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            Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
            • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
            • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
            • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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            Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
            • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
            • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
            • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
            • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits