Purpose

At MECC you’ll find a fascinating and challenging Protective Services curriculum that includes a major in Police Science and Correctional Services.  The program is structured to prepare individuals for careers in criminal justice, correctional services and related occupations.  It is not designed to train for any specialty, but rather to provide a broad foundation, which will prepare students to enter any of the many criminal justice fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • At the successful completion of the program, curriculum students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in discussing current Criminal Justice Issues.
  • Perform job within the legal/constitutional framework.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in proper procedures of Criminal Investigation techniques.
  • Identify, exhibit and apply ethical behavior on the job.
  • Demonstrate appropriate workplace behavior and exhibit appropriate interpersonal communication skills.

Opportunities for Employment
Job openings are available in the law enforcement and the protective services fields with positions open in public law enforcement agencies, private security firms, as well as state and federal agencies.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires taking the English and mathematics placement tests.  If deficiencies are found, you will be required to correct them by registering for developmental studies.  Each applicant must meet with the College’s Protective Services faculty for a personal interview. Applicants not already employed in criminal justice are cautioned as to the qualifications usually required for criminal justice agency employment:  1) Excellent moral character, no felony convictions or any crime involving moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of traffic citations. 2) A background

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