The criminal justice profession is demanding, controversial, and dangerous. Consequently, the Criminal Justice Option Degree is designed to provide students with a solid base for additional study at a four-year institution and for entry level employment in federal, state, local or private criminal justice agencies. Completion of the Law Enforcement Option Certificate exceeds the minimum P.O.S.T. requirements for entry level employment as peace officers. Completion of course requirements listed for the Corrections Officer Program Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required for criminal justice professionals, especially those working in the Corrections field, and provides knowledge and skills based on new legal and/or judicial rulings.