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Why Should I Get a Criminal Justice Certificate in Ohio?

 Perhaps you have always been interested in the field of criminal justice, but aren't ready to spend two-four years in school before earning an income.

If you are looking for a way to start working in this fast-paced field in one year or less, criminal justice certification can help you get the education you need.

When you take the next step in your education, you become part of an industry that affects every person in Ohio. You can advocate for the people in your community and ensure that they are kept as safe as possible. You may also stay up-to-date on changing legislation, such as a newly proposed law in Ohio that would lessen penalties for some sex offenders (Dayton Daily News, 2016).

No matter where you live in Ohio, you may have several options to consider as you prepare for the next stage of your education.

Use the list of schools below to contact criminal justice programs near you.

What Kind of Criminal Justice Certificates are Available in Ohio?

 As a new student, you may be interested in earning a technical certificate. Technical certificates often last one year or less, and some can even be completed in one semester.

Court Reporting Technical Certificate Requirements (46 credits)

  • Editing Legal Documents
    • This class covers the procedure for legally and appropriately editing legal documents to reflect new information or changes in transcription.
  • Realtime Theory
    • Build an understanding of the basic theories of realtime reporting.
  • Legal Terminology
    • In this class, students learn how to identify and properly use legal terminology while reporting in a courtroom setting.
  • Court Procedures
    • This class covers the standards of Ohio courtrooms and ensures that you can fulfill your reporting duties without disturbing the legal process.

Law Enforcement Technical Certificate Requirements (40 credits)

  • Ohio Law
    • Explore Ohio law and find out how it influences your career in law enforcement.
  • Firearms Fundamentals and Safety Procedures
    • This hands-on class shows you how to safely and legally use, store, and handle firearms.
  • Basics of Patrolling
    • Find out what your responsibilities are when you are on patrol and how you can use this time to keep your community safe.
  • Traffic Stops and Management
    • In this course, learn how to conduct traffic stops in a way that keeps roads safe and protects you.

Corrections Officer Technical Certificate Requirements (36 credits)

  • Incarceration Issues
    • Discover issues in the current incarceration system and how this system may change in coming years.
  • Crisis Recognition and Referral
    • Learn how to recognize crisis situations and get prisoners or suspects the help they need.
  • Probation and Parole
    • Probation and parole, the two main goals of the correctional system, are thoroughly explored in this core class.
  • Constitutional, Criminal, and Civil Law
    • Learn about the different types of law used in law enforcement and what your responsibilities are for enforcing the laws as a correctional officer.

What Can I Do With a Criminal Justice Certificate in Ohio?

 Upon completing your court reporting training, you may be ready to become a certified court reporter in Ohio. The average salary in this specialty is $47,830 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Between 2014 and 2024, job openings for court reporters may increase 5% in Ohio (O*Net, 2016).

With training at a local police academy, you may jump into the exciting field of law enforcement. Ohio police officers earn an average salary of $56,090 per year (BLS, 2016). O*Net anticipates a 4% increase in job openings by 2024 (2016).

With a certificate in correctional studies, you may be ready to start working in a local jail or prison. An average income of $41,890 per year is reported for Ohio correctional officers (BLS, 2016). You may see job openings swell 2% by 2024 (O*Net, 2016).

The sooner you begin your certificate in criminal justice, the sooner you can start building your career. Find out how you can earn a criminal justice degree in Ohio.

Start by contacting OH criminal justice schools today.

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Ohio

Apollo Career Center (Lima, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate of Completion - Law Enforcement, Certificate of Completion - Public Safety
Belmont College (Saint Clairsville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Cyber Security
Bradford School (Columbus, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Legal Office Assistant, Certificate - Paralegal
Bryant & Stratton College (Cleveland, OH / Eastlake, OH / Parma, OH / Willoughby Hills, OH)
Programs Offered:

Paralegal Studies Certificate (online)
Buckeye Hills Career Center (Rio Grande, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Basic Peace Officer Training, Certificate - Corrections Officer, Certificate - Public Safety
Buckeye Joint Vocational School (New Philadelphia, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
Butler Tech (Hamilton, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Basic Police Academy, Certificate - Law Enforcement Institute, Tech Prep program - Criminal Justice
Carnegie Institute of Integrative Medicine and Massotherapy (Suffield, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Crime Scene Investigation
Central Ohio Technical College (Newark, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Basic Police Academy - Ohio Peace Officer Training
Chancellor University (Cleveland, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Paralegal
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Paralegal
Clark State Community College (Springfield, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Basic Peace Officer Academy, Certificate - Judicial Reporting Scopist, Departmental Certificate - Judicial Reporting Scopist
College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Paralegal
Columbus State Community College (Columbus, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Counter-Terror Training Unit, Certificate - EMT - Basic, Certificate - EMT - Paramedic, Certificate - Fraud Examination, Certificate - Paralegal, Certificate - Police Academy
Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting Technologies, Professional Certificate - Paralegal Studies
Delaware Area Career Center (Delaware, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Law Enforcement Academy
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools (Groveport, OH)
Programs Offered:

Career & Technical Certificate - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Certificate - Police Officer Training Academy - Basic
Ehove Career Center (Milan, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Emergency Telecommunicator, Certificate - Police Academy
Fortis College (Centerville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:

Diploma - Great Oaks Security Academy, Diploma - Law Enforcement
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Basic Peace Officer Training, Certificate - Nurse Paralegal
Kent State University-Tuscarawas Campus (New Philadelphia, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Computer Forensics and Information Security
Lincoln College of Technology (Cincinnati/Downtown (Vine Street), OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Cyber Crime Investigation, Certificate - Homeland Security, Certificate of Achievement - Legal Interpretation and Translation, Certificate of Achievement - Legal Interpretation, Certificate of Achievement - Paralegal Studies, Diploma - Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate - Emergency Planning
Lorain County Community College (Elyria, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate of Proficiency - Police Science, Technical Certificate - Computer and Digital Forensics
Marion Technical College (Marion, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Law Enforcement - Peace Officer
Miami Jacobs Career College (Columbus, OH / Dayton, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Legal Office Assistant
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers (Zanesville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Career Training - Criminal Justice
North Central State College (Mansfield, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Forensic Science
Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
Programs Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (online)
Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Corrections, Certificate - Homeland Security, Certificate - Law Enforcement
Southern State Community College (Hillsboro, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Private Security
Stark State College of Technology (North Canton, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Legal Assisting Technology
Stautzenberger College (Maumee, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Scopist
Stautzenberger College-Brecksville (Brecksville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Broadcast Captioning, Certificate - Court Reporting
The University of Findlay (Findlay, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Administrative and National Security Policy, Certificate - Community-Based Corrections, Certificate - Criminal Justice Administration - Administrative, Certificate - Disaster Management, Certificate - Information Assurance, Certificate - Juvenile Justice, Certificate - Legal Courts, Certificate - Policing, Certificate - Rehabilitation/counseling, Graduate Certificate - Emergency and Disaster Management
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice Administration, Certificate - Criminal Justice Juvenile Corrections
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (Batavia, OH)
Programs Offered:

Professional Certificate - Forensics
University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College (Blue Ash, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice Administration, Certificate - Juvenile Corrections
University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, OH)
Programs Offered:

Diploma - Paralegal
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Corrections, Certificate - Criminal Justice


In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Criminal Justice degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters, PhD) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!