Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
The Criminal Justice System is organized into three major components: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Within each component are a variety of positions that offer a wide range of both traditional and non-traditional career opportunities. The system, its subdivisions, and many of its employment opportunities exist in part or whole of levels of government: federal, state, county and local.
The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a solid foundation of the criminal justice system. Students are introduced to law enforcement and social sciences as they apply to the field of criminal justice. Graduates of this degree program are prepared with the knowledge, skills and work habits required for entry-level positions. Continuing with a bachelor’s degree is recommended for enhanced knowledge and career advancement. This program is also offered online.
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The Associate Degree in Human Services prepares students for entry level positions in a rewarding field geared toward assisting individuals who are undergoing crisis or chronic situations. This degree develops practitioners who are well-informed, ethical thinkers who can apply their knowledge to serving others in various aspects of society. Unlike many colleges which only offer one field placement, students in this program receive real-world experience by completing two supervised field placements. Students learn about the importance of respect for all people and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This program is also offered online.
Monroe’s Associate degree in Human Services provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to seek employment working with adults and children in a variety of settings such as social service agencies, mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, domestic abuse shelters and community centers. Graduates of the program are proficient in the principles and techniques required to assist clients with the skills to identify, prevent and change behavior so that they can achieve independence and grow personally.
Employment in this area is projected to grow 22% from 2015 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The expansion of the adult day care system, growth in group homes and residential care facilities, and the accommodation for people who are handicapped or mentally ill, emphasizes the need for qualified professionals with a degree in Human Services. Additionally, as health care and government agencies place more value on prevention as opposed to treatment, Human Services graduates can expect to benefit from increased funding for treatment programs in both the public and private sectors.
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