Criminal Justice


The Criminal Justice program studies law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. Earn an Associate of Applied Science and pursue work as a Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Border Patrol Agent, Probation Officer, Juvenile Detention Officer, and more.

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Program Information

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The number of careers in the field of Criminal Justice continues to expand, involving careers in both the public and private sectors. These careers include law enforcement, forensics, adult corrections, juvenile correction, and the courts. The U.S. Department of Labor projects continued job growth in all of these fields.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice provides the education needed for entry level employment in this career field. It may also help you achieve promotion after gaining employment.

This program offers a varied schedule of courses to meet your needs, including traditional classes, online courses, interactive labs, and intern programs with local agencies. This program may also begin with dual enrollment for high school students via the Pathways programs.

You are instructed by faculty who have vast experience in all aspects of criminal justice and are readily available to help you. Tailor your studies to concentrate in the area of your interest.

Our program provides you with critical thinking and work-place skills employers demand and provides you with a sense of professionalism and community service necessary for a career in Criminal Justice.