The Criminal Justice Associate of Science Program prepares you to work in the exciting field of law enforcement. Our instructors have all worked in the field and include police chiefs, detectives, judges and lawyers.
Degree programs include:
Criminal Justice Emphasis
Receive a well-rounded education in law enforcement. Courses include criminal law, juvenile justice, corrections, terrorism and domestic security and emergency management.
Learn to detect deception. The Polygraph track features courses on how to structure polygraph interviews and interrogation questions, and how to analyze charts and test results.
Crime Scene Technology Emphasis
The Crime Scene track teaches you how to conduct crime scene investigations (CSI). Training is offered in crime scene techniques, forensic photography and visual documentation, and criminal evidence and court procedure.
All three tracks share the same core curriculum, some of which include:
· Constitutional Law (police powers)
· Psychology or Sociology
· Basic Speech Communications or Public Speaking
Each track requires 64 credits total, including the core curriculum, for an associate degree.
Several specialty courses are taught in our Crime Laboratory giving you valuable hands-on experience. A co-op program allows you to do internships with local law enforcement and social service agencies.
Our program gets you ready for a variety of jobs, including:
· Police officer
· Deputy sheriff
· Polygraph specialist
· US Customs inspector
· Crime scene technician
· State police/state trooper
· Corrections officer (jail/prison)
· Community/police service aide
· US Immigration and Naturalization inspector
Criminal Justice Degrees & Certificate