Criminal Justice Program

Contact Info

Les Boggess
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

B. A. Fairmont State College
Ph.D. University of Leicester
Office: HB 315
Phone: 304-367-4678

Contact Info

Miriah Mills
Criminal Justice Advisor/Program Assistant
Office: HB 315
Phone: 304-367-4211

Contact Info

Dean Van Bibber
Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Coordinator
B.A. Mansfield State University
M.S. Villanova University
C.P.O., C.P.O.I.
Office: HB 309
Phone: 304-367-4288

Additional Faculty & Staff-Criminal Justice

John Murphy
Adjunct Staff: Criminal Justice
Vernon Noose
Adjunct Staff: Criminal Justice
Kerri M. Toothman
Adjunct Staff: Criminal Justice


Contact Info-Brian A. Floyd

Brian A. Floyd, CEC, CCE, MA
Dean - School of Human Services
Executive Director of Culinary Academy
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ACF Certified Culinary Educator
M.A. Marshall University
Room: ED 143
Phone: 304-367-4409


Associate in Applied Science

Program Purpose:
The criminal justice program at Pierpont Community & Technical College provides students with a broad orientation to the entire system of criminal justice. In order to provide for persons with various backgrounds, career aspirations, etc., the program allows students (with advisor assistance and approval) some flexibility in structuring the curriculum to meet their individual interests and needs.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, students will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and explain the inter-related components of law enforcement; the correctional system; the court systems; and their basis in the US Constitution and legislation
  • Identify and explain causes of crime and trends in crime
  • Write effectively for the field, including police reports and summations of cases
  • Assess the effectiveness of certain conduct when dealing with diverse populations, especially in the investigative and interviewing process
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of certain behaviors as they relate to suitability for employment in the Criminal Justice profession

NOTE: A background check is required for employment in this field.
Graduates of this program are often employed by local, county, and state governments; industrial commercial coordinators; security agencies; and social service agencies as police officers, correctional officers, security/loss prevention specialists, and private investigators.

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