Course Detail: NC-CIPC - Criminal Investigation Professional Certificate Program

The Criminal Investigation Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in investigating crimes, the individuals who commit them, and the victims who endure them.  From the legal elements necessary for conviction to the investigation techniques and details required for effective prosecution, criminal investigators understand not only the nuts and bolts of a crime scene, but the legal and ethical implications of their work.  Criminal investigators require an firm understanding of the law alongside the research and investigative capability to create and track down various criminal profiles including the psychology of a criminal mind and the difficulties endured by their victims.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Define terms related to and outline the history of criminal investigation 
  • Analyze the process of criminal investigation 
  • Examine types of criminal offenses 
  • Explain the relationship between criminal investigation and the courtroom process 
  • Define terms related to the study of crime and the concept of criminology 
  • Examine research and data collection methods used in criminology 
  • Examine theories and principles of criminology 
  • Describe the basic concepts of biological theories of criminal behavior 
  • Distinguish between various types of crimes 
  • Evaluate methods used to effectively deal with crimes 
  • Analyze the relationship between drugs and crime 
  • Assess laws and social policies that have been established to address US crime 
  • Examine the future of crime 
  • Use Microsoft Office

 Session Detail: CCI322.CIPC

Schedule: Self-paced online, start anytime


Includes in-person local externship placement. Students will have one year to complete the course.


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CCI Instructional Team