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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Investigation Certificate

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Total Credits: 12

Major Number: 5882
CIP Code: 43.0114

Program Description

The CJS Investigation Certificate is designed for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement students and working professionals who have an interest in criminal investigations. This certificate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the methods and techniques used in criminal investigations. It also provides students an opportunity to explore the criminal investigation topics of interview and interrogation and crime scene investigations.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

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Total Credits: 9

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

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Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of intelligence and crime analysis personnel.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Examine the interactions within intelligence and crime analysis agencies.
  • Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of intelligence and crime analysis agencies.

Program Contact Information

Sara Edel 651.779.3981 Room 3563 East
Julie Swanson 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East
Dale Hager 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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