Criminal Justice - The Major Group Training

MyCAA-APPROVED CAREER PROGRAMS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE & LAW SPECIALTIES

Our online criminal justice and law-related certification programs provide essential training for military spouses wanting to pursue careers and advancement in criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal, contracts, and civil, family and tort law.

MyCAA-Approved Criminal Justice and Law-Related Certification Programs for Military Spouses

Each program trains for and includes at least one national certification and MyCAA military spouse grant funds may provide 100% of the tuition assistance for eligible spouses.

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Criminal Justice Programs

Corrections Specialist Professional Program

One of the most important facets of criminal justice is the Corrections System that houses, monitors and reintegrates individuals – adults and juveniles – under supervision of the law. The criminal laws and penal system that determine corrections requirements, the various stresses on the largest corrections system in the world here in the US as well as the various issues, concerns and considerations for rehabilitating and reintegrating individuals back into society require a fundamental understanding of the entire system in order to successfully take on the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in the Corrections system.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Criminal Investigation Professional Program

The Criminal Investigation Professional program offers students the chance to hone their knowledge and skills in the area of criminology, the criminal mind and investigation techniques all with an eye toward criminal justice ethics and the legal system that governs these investigations.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Criminal Justice Professional Program

The Criminal Justice Professional program offers a comprehensive look at the American criminal justice system, particularly from the legal side. Understanding what’s required for a conviction, the standards by which defendants are measured and the ins and outs of evidentiary considerations are imperative for anyone working in law enforcement, investigation or security as well as individuals working for companies that serve these fields.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Criminal Procedure Specialist Program

The program offers students an overview of the criminal justice system and its processes. It examines the courtroom work group, the trial process, and challenges to the process. It also provides an overview of the juvenile court system. Students will also gain a thorough understanding of the court procedures for criminal trials, basic evidentiary considerations, rights afforded to the accused and the basic protections available to all individuals who move through the criminal courts.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Criminal Law & Procedure Specialist Program

This program deals with both substantive criminal law and the legal procedures that govern its enforcement in order to safeguard individual liberties. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the rights afforded to the accused and the basic protections available to all individuals who move through the criminal justice system.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Juvenile Justice Specialist Program

This program gives students an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. It examines the juvenile offender, causes of juvenile crime, the juvenile court system, and juveniles in the adult court system. The program also looks at the institutionalization, rehabilitation, and treatment of juveniles, and the future of juvenile justice in America.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Victimology Program

This comprehensive program in the study of victims of crime, Victimology, covers contemporary developments in the field of victimology, its conceptual boundaries, basic concepts and literature as well as the various subfields that make up this subject within criminology and criminal justice.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Law Enforcement Programs

Homeland Security Specialist Program

This program is designed to prepare successful students to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level. Specifically for those students whose career-focus is in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security, this program is a great way to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Law Enforcement Professional Program

The Law Enforcement Professional program takes students through the ins and outs of day-to-day police activity and introduce students to the complex criminal justice system. Students who complete this program will understand various police interviewing and interrogation techniques alongside investigation practices necessary to prevent crime and mitigate potential effects.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Paralegal Programs

Law Office Technology Specialist Program

This program offers an in-depth view of the role of paralegals play within the American legal system. Examining the myriad of skills used by paralegals everyday alongside the typical legal working environment, students will explore the common areas of law in which they’ll likely be working, the various ethical considerations that may arise as well as the sources of law they’ll reference every day.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Legal Assistant Certificate Program

This program offers an in-depth view of the role of legal assistants and paralegals play as an essential part of the overall profession. Examining the myriad of skills used by legal assistants everyday alongside the typical legal working environment, students will explore the common areas of law in which they’ll likely be working, the various ethical considerations that may arise as well as the sources of law they’ll reference every day.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NALS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Paralegal Professional Program

This program offers an in-depth view of the role of paralegals play within the American legal system. Examining the myriad of skills used by paralegals everyday alongside the typical legal working environment, students will explore the common areas of law in which they’ll likely be working, the various ethical considerations that may arise as well as the sources of law they’ll reference every day.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NALA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Wills, Trusts & Estates Specialist Program

This program offers an in-depth view of the role of paralegals play within the American legal system. Examining the myriad of skills used by paralegals everyday alongside the typical legal working environment, students will explore the common areas of law in which they’ll likely be working, the various ethical considerations that may arise as well as the sources of law they’ll reference every day.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Research and Contract Programs

Contract Specialist Program

This program provides students with a general overview and understanding of the elements of a contractual relationship/agreement, the applicable laws related to contract negotiations and terms, and the remedies available if the agreement is breached.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Legal Writing Specialist Program

This program is designed to provide students with a solid working knowledge of the tools available in law libraries, including both state and federal primary and secondary materials. Students will find, analyze, and solve problems in the legal world. In addition, students will adapt the research material into legal memoranda, briefs and other useful work product while communicating the results in a competent and ethical manner.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Real Estate Law Professional Program

This program will examine the real estate finance transaction from a practitioner’s viewpoint and will cover the laws governing and normal documentation utilized in a real estate finance transaction, negotiation skills, title insurance, remedies, and other facets of a real estate secured loan.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Civil, Family, and Tort Law Programs

Civil Litigation Specialist Program

This program explores the process and procedures associated with a civil case. It includes the initial client interview and fact gathering, preparations of pleadings, trial preparation, post-trial procedure, ethical considerations for handling a civil law case, and the application of technology in the preparation and trial of a law suit.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES CERTIFICATION: MOS DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Family Law Professional Program

This program provides an overview of family law. Students will explore fundamental topics including marriage, divorce, annulment, property division, parenthood, adoption, custody, support, and family violence as well as emerging areas such as legal recognition of non-marital families and assisted reproductive technology.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Tort Law Specialist Program

This program presents the definitions of tort laws and describes how tort laws are applied to various situations and fact patterns. Specifically, the material will focus on basic concepts such as the intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, and products liability. Students will also explore the process of filing tort cases in court in terms of parties, pleadings, timing, and the appeals process..
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: MOS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

 

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-Kasey, Fort Riley

Everything was easy and my advisor with The Major Group walked me through it all. This was my third time going to college and by far the least stressful enrollment process.

-Felicia, Ft. Campbell

I loved the whole process. Everyone was very helpful and made sure that the program I wanted to join was something I wanted to do. It also helped me put my goals in place.

-Crystal, Fort Riley

There was a lot of help along the way, which was great. It was smooth and everything went well.

-Elizabeth, Fort Gordon

It was easy, simple, and quick. There was someone there every step of the way to help you fill out all the required documents. I would recommend to all military spouses who want to go to school, especially if you’re a stay-at-home spouse.

-Aeisha, Hunter Army Air Field

Everything was very easy to do and got done rather quickly from start to finish.

-Anne, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

The enrollment process was quick and easy. Lots of help when needed.

-Rita, NAS JRB Fort Worth

 

"I had someone there every step of the way. They walked me through what could have been a very stressful process. It put me on a path that started an epic journey."

-Kasey, Fort Riley

"Everything was easy and my advisor with The Major Group walked me through it all. This was my third time going to college and by far the least stressful enrollment process."

-Felicia, Ft. Campbell

"I loved the whole process. Everyone was very helpful and made sure that the program I wanted to join was something I wanted to do. It also helped me put my goals in place."

-Crystal, Fort Riley

"There was a lot of help along the way, which was great. It was smooth and everything went well."

-Elizabeth, Fort Gordon

"It was easy, simple, and quick. There was someone there every step of the way to help you fill out all the required documents. I would recommend to all military spouses who want to go to school, especially if you’re a stay-at-home spouse."

-Aeisha, Hunter Army Air Field

"Everything was very easy to do and got done rather quickly from start to finish."

-Anne, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"The enrollment process was quick and easy. Lots of help when needed."

-Rita, NAS JRB Fort Worth

U.S. Department of Labor

Career Information

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Career Median Salary Job Openings Growth Rate
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $55,570 3,500 10% to 14%

Description

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Job Titles Include
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Technician, Cardiology Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Technician), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $28,650 $55,570 $89,450

Employment

current employment 2016 projected job openings 2016 - 2026 projected growth 2016 - 2026
United States 53,760 3,500 10% to 14%

typical tasks

  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Prepare and position patients for testing.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established protocol.
  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.
  • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students.
  • Compare measurements of heart wall thickness and chamber sizes to standard norms to identify abnormalities.
  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Observe ultrasound display screen and listen to signals to record vascular information, such as blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, or cerebral circulation.
  • Assist surgeons with vascular procedures, such as preparing balloons and stents.
  • Assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac or peripheral vascular treatments, such as implanting pacemakers or assisting with balloon angioplasties to treat blood vessel blockages.
Radiologic Technicians $41,070 11,000 15% or higher

Description

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Job Titles Include
Chief Technician, X-Ray (Chief Tech, X-Ray); Limited Radiology Technician; Radiologic Technician (RT); Radiology Technician (Radiology Tech); Registered Radiographer; X-Ray Technician (X-Ray Tech)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $26,990 $41,070 $71,280

Employment

current employment 2016 projected job openings 2016 - 2026 projected growth 2016 - 2026
United States 128,000 11,000 15% or higher

typical tasks

  • Position x-ray equipment and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
  • Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
  • Prepare and set up x-ray room for patient.
  • Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
  • Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
  • Transport patients to or from exam rooms.
  • Provide assistance to physicians or other technologists in the performance of more complex procedures.
  • Operate mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
  • Perform procedures, such as linear tomography, mammography, sonograms, joint and cyst aspirations, routine contrast studies, routine fluoroscopy, or examinations of the head, trunk, or extremities under supervision of physician.
  • Coordinate work of other technicians or technologists when procedures require more than one person.
  • Collect and maintain records of patients examined, examinations performed, patient medical histories, views taken, or technical factors used.

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