With criminal justice credentials, you will have knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Potential jobs include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state highway patrol officer, probation officer, parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement practices, judicial processes, corrections systems, and security services. Curriculum emphasis is on criminal justice systems; criminology; juvenile justice; criminal and constitutional law; investigative principles; ethics; and community relations. Students may additionally study government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.
Employment opportunities exist in local, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections agencies, and security companies.
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:
To learn more about degree, diploma, and certificate programs in criminal justice, contact:
Miriam B. Huntley
Director, Public Safety Curriculum Programs
Dr. Maria Lander
Dean, School of Professional Occupations and Public Services
Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed above.