College Degrees

Associate of Applied Science-Criminal Justice

Would you like to help enforce the law? Through our comprehensive program, you can gain the skills necessary to maintain law and order, protect life and property, and conduct administration, planning, and research services. It is designed to prepare you for a career in corrections, probation, criminology, forensic sciences, law enforcement, immigration, and security administration. The curriculum offers a balance of theory and application in the areas of:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal evidence
  • Criminal procedure
  • Introduction to corrections
  • Policing
  • Criminal justice report writing
  • Constitutional law
  • Principles of management
  • Computer applications
The program includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations, and law enforcement agencies. You will learn the nature and extent of crime and delinquency, and the cause and explanation of criminal behavior. Rules of evidence, basic investigative techniques and the philosophy of criminal law are additional areas of study. You will gain excellent communicative, critical-thinking, research, and organizational skills in the specialized areas of this curriculum, providing you with the foundation required to build a successful career in this field. Some career opportunities include:
  • Corrections officer
  • Security officer
  • Police Officer
The The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice offers a broad overview of the criminal justice system, providing graduates with entry-level career opportunities in a broad array of criminal justice environments.

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