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 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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Successful completion of a certificate within 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.
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Mental Health Counselors
Police Identification and Records Officers
Police Patrol Officers
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Supervisors of Police and Detectives
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.