Certificate programs offered through the Department of Public Administration and Justice Studies allow you to gain relevant, industry specific knowledge in a very short period of time.
The following certificates are offered online and can be completed in one or two semesters.
Policing Certificate prepares current and aspiring police officers, security
professionals and intelligence practitioners to legally collect, analyze, and
disseminate intelligence information for the purpose of anticipating crime
trends and proactively creating prevention strategies, while simultaneously
respecting the rights of citizens.
Police Manager certificate prepares current or aspiring police leaders to gain
fundamental leadership, legal, and organizational skills to effectively lead in
the current police environment. Courses focus on leadership, employment law,
contemporary criminal justice issues, cultural diversity, and ethics.
A Certificate in Emergency Management allows you to gain an
understanding of the phases of emergency management, along with specific
information related to Incident Management Systems, Emergency Planning,
Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery in Emergency Management. Whether you are a full-time emergency manager
or taking on emergency responsibilities as part of other job duties, the
knowledge you gain in this Certificate program provides you with the tools you
need to serve as a trained professional working to protect your community from
emergency events. The Certificate in
Emergency Management is comprised of the following six courses:
The Homeland Security Certificate is designed introduce degree or non-degree seeking students to the diverse and distinct subject areas involved in the homeland security field. Courses focus on investigating how and why intelligence is used to prevent terrorism attacks and emergency incidents which affect the “homeland,” as well as the roles of emergency management personnel before, during and after a major incident.
Police Leadership Certificate is designed to provide law enforcement executives with the theoretical and practical knowledge
to address current issues in law enforcement. In addition to advanced
leadership and managerial coursework, students will explore the contemporary
ethical, legal, and intelligence issues facing the police profession.