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Yes. An initial declaration of a major or career/certificate course of study can be revised at any time. Be advised that a significant change in direction from a specialized course of study may mean that some previously earned credits cannot be used toward the new program.
Yes. Many students take several extra courses in order to earn multiple certificates, or an AA/AAS degree and a second, specialized certificate.
There is no specific time limit for degree or certificate completion. However, if you have not been enrolled at the college for a period of two years or more, you can be obligated to take a revised curricula and additional courses to complete your area of study.
Contact your program advisor/career coordinator. In most cases a solution can be arrived at to allow completion of your degree/certificate on schedule.
In most cases, no. Contact your program coordinator to meet for a portfolio review or to take an equivalency exam if one is offered. In addition, have the coordinator review any officially transferred courses from other colleges for equivalency.
Please refer to the program advisors page.
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If you are not transferring equivalent courses from another college you will need to take the placement tests. After completion or testing out of the English/Math requirements you can enroll in the courses that have the corresponding prerequisites.
Internships are credit-based learning opportunities for students to explore different careers. Most internships are unpaid, but they will provide students with valuable experience and possible contacts.
CCBC offers a full service Career Center. Visit the link to explore the possibilities.
All required courses for the Criminal Justice A.A.S. are offered at both the Catonsville and Essex Campuses. In addition, many required courses are offered at the Dundalk Campus. In addition, all courses are offered online
All required courses for the Paralegal A.A.S. are offered at the Dundalk Campus. In addition, several courses are offered online.
Using a computer is an important skill to acquire. Most places of employment use them on a daily basis. Students who are not familiar with using a computer should consider enrolling in one of CCBC's introductory computer courses.
For students taking online courses, knowing how to use a computer is a must.
In most areas of employment within the Criminal Justice System, you will have to undergo a pre-employment evaluation. This will include a rigorous investigation of any criminal arrests or traffic citations. Your credit background will be analyzed as well as conduct in your personal life. Assessment will include your use of alcohol or illegal drugs. Questionable findings in any of these areas could preclude employment in the field.
Unfortunately, the employment potential for students with an Associate’s degree is very narrow. In fact, there are many positions available for high school graduates (police and correctional officers). Other jobs such as parole/probation officers, juvenile counselors, victim advocates, federal agents, etc. require a Bachelor’s degree.