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Criminal Justice – Probation Officer Option

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The Program – Criminal Justice – Probation Officer

Develop basic skills and instincts for work in law enforcement and corrections; understand the various components of and countermeasures for criminal behavior and activity; apply Ohio law to various situations; integrate technology into law enforcement work.

Your Degree

Two-year full-time degree schedule; the curriculum is a mixture of criminology and forensic science courses and studies in communications, information technology, and field experience internship courses; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic law enforcement skills, criminal justice techniques, and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Describe and apply current laws (federal, state, and municipal) to various situations involving crimes and/or civil offenses.
  • Apply learned information, concepts, and theories to successfully investigate crime/accident scenes.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of first aid, especially first aid that may be required of a first responder.
  • Develop the skills necessary to successfully conduct interviews and interrogations, as well as pre-sentence investigations.
  • Use appropriate technology to conduct investigations and to communicate with other agencies having a common interest in law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of public speaking skills in areas related to criminal justice (oral presentations, suspect interrogations, victim interviews, courtroom testimony, and public relations).
  • Understand the roles of various public agencies in the social welfare community and how probation plays an integral role in the criminal justice system.
  • Apply learned information, concepts, and theories to successfully deal with offenders addicted to controlled substances, including recognizing addiction and making proper referrals for treatment.
  • Master evidence-based probation practices.
  • Prepare for state certification in the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS).

Career Opportunities

  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Diversion Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Jailer
  • Court Officer
  • Juvenile Center Manager
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Private Investigator
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Private Security Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Fingerprint Technician
  • State Highway Patrol Trooper

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Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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