Graduate Certificate - A-CAPPP - Michigan State University

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					                        Graduate Certificate
The Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP) within the School of Criminal Justice at
Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate program in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Criminology. Courses are offered through the School of Criminal Justice, Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine,
and Packaging for Lifelong Education students, including working professionals not enrolled in a graduate
program, and graduate students enrolled in online graduate degree programs.
                                                                                                                                                      Executive Education
                                                                                                                                                        Short Courses
                                                                                                                                                         These short courses
         Requirements                                                   Certificate Program Overview                                                   provide attendees with
                                                                                                                                                          an insight in the
     To obtain the certificate, you                  These courses provide a holistic and all-encompassing overview                                      emerging corporate
     must successfully complete:
                                                     of the product counterfeit threat. The program includes content                                  management function of
      *VM/CJ 840, Anti-Counterfeit                   focusing on overall criminology theory and international crime.                                     product protection,
     Strategy and Product Protection                Students who successfully complete the course work will be well                                   brand protection, and the
                    and                              positioned to provide strategic anti-counterfeiting and product                                    growing area of anti-
     Three (3) of the following three-                                                                                                                  counterfeit strategy,
          credit online courses                               protection strategies for industry and agencies.
                                                                                                                                                      while drawing on a wide
 •       CJ 801 Crime Causation,                                                                                                                           range of current
         Prevention and Control, Fall                                                                                                                 experience and expertise.
 •       CJ 823 Globalization of Crime,             While the course work is grounded in core academic principles,
         Fall of even years                          the content is pragmatic and applicable to product protection                                     Custom workshops can
 •       VM821 Food Protection and
         Defense, Fall and Spring                     managers making day-to-day decisions. Many courses were                                            be offered at your
 •       VM 813 Special Studies (Section              developed at the request of industry and co-developed with                                        workplace tailored to
         730), Spring                               business managers paired with academics (e.g. VM/CJ 840, VM/CJ                                       positions and job
 •       HM 833 Introduction to                                                                                                                           responsibilities.
         Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting                                            821, HM 833, and PKG 814)
         and Public Health, Fall of odd
 •       VM 814 Packaging for Food
         Safety, Summer
                                                                                                                                                       Course Instructor:
 •       CJ 846 Corporate
         Environmental Crime and Risk,
                                                                           Importance of a Certificate                                                    John Spink, PhD
         Spring of even years
                                                      Obtaining the certificate is an excellent way to demonstrate a commitment to                      Associate Director &
 •       CJ 890 Independent Study,                                                                                                                    Assistant Professor, Anti-
         please contact Dr. Jeremy                    advancement and of achieving a recognized level of competence. Students will
         Wilson,                      have cutting edge insight and skills on what has been referred to as “the crime                Counterfeiting and Product
 •       Other course selections, please                 of the 21st century”, enabling better understanding of the complexities of                 Protection Program, School of
         contact Dr. Jeremy Wilson for                 counterfeiting and how to identify and respond to the risk. This expertise is                 Criminal Justice, Michigan
         approval,                          applicable to industry, agencies, academic teachers and researchers.                          State University.
 *This course is also required for the Product
  Protection Certificate offered the by Food
  Safety Program and Counterfeit Medicines                                                                                                            Chair
   Certificate offered by the Public Health
                                                           Credits can be applied to a degree program.                                                   US Technical Advisory
                                                                                                                                                        Group for ISO Technical
                                                                                                                                                         Committee 247 Fraud
                                                                                                                                                              Controls and
  Registration Process
  Complete an application to become a Lifelong student at                                   State of Michigan’s Food
  Contact the Criminal Justice Department at 517.353.7133. Someone will direct you to the site where you will list the courses                         Safety Strategy/Packaging
  you intend to take for your certificate. They will also obtain all overrides and assist in enrollment.                                                     Subcommittee
  Transfer any course credits towards a degree program at MSU or another institution.
                                                                                                                                                      International Association of
                                                                                                                                                          Packaging Research
  Please note that this is a category 3 certificate offered through the MSU School of Criminal Justice. It is not listed on a MSU transcript. You
                                                                                                                                                      Institutes (IAPRI), working
  should list on your resume as follows: “Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy and Product Protection Criminology Certificate, Michigan State
                                                                                                                                                       group on Package Security
  University”.                                                                                                                                          and Anti-Counterfeiting
                                       Contact Sara Heeg,, 517.432.2204.

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