This program is part of the Administration of Justice Studies Department.
Know what’s usually missing from those cool cop and crime scene shows? What the victim has to deal with. In reality, the experience of crime victims with their offenders, law enforcement, and the courts is an important part of our criminal justice system.
Our Victimology certificate prepares you for a professional career in victim advocacy. This specialized area of study includes crisis intervention, community services, victim rights, and other areas that relate to victimology. Our certificate is also useful for police officers, firefighters, counselors, social workers, probation officers, and others who deal with victims.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
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MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
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Successful completion of the Victimology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
Fish and Game Wardens
Immigration and Customs Inspectors
Judicial Law Clerks
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Mental Health Counselors
Police Identification and Records Officers
Police Patrol Officers
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Transit and Railroad Police
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Victimology program is available through the Administration of Justice Studies department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.