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Crime Mapping CJCM.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 34 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Effective as of Fall 2018

What is the program about?

The Crime Mapping certificate will give students knowledge of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within the area of criminal justice and homeland security. Students will learn how to collect data, analyze data, identify crime trends, and assess opportunities for crime prevention with the goal of building safer communities.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe and demonstrate a proficient use of GIS applications within criminal justice science.
  • Utilize current technologies and databases to conduct search procedures within the crime mapping application areas.
  • Explain the issues pertinent to national and local security and develop awareness of tools used to help identify potential threats and risks.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include but are not limited to private security agencies, retail and banking security agencies, local law enforcement agencies, first responder agencies, and additional state and federal agencies.


Current articulation agreements for the law enforcement and corrections AAS degree include agreements with Antioch University Midwest, Wright State University, and Ohio University. Potential articulation agreements include agreements with Ashland University and Franklin University.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1155 Homeland Security Issues & Administration 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
CJS 2130 Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism 3
CJS 2209 Computer Crime 3
CJS 2295 Criminal Justice Science Seminar 3
COM 2245 Intercultural Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211)COM 2211) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.