The Criminal Justice program provides classroom instruction and relevant real-world experiences in criminal justice and security. Students learn how to interpret crime statistics, write criminal justice reports, interpret criminal evidence, and work in the criminal justice system.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice program work as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, juvenile detention officers, probation officers, security officers, police dispatchers, and many other occupational areas in the criminal justice system.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $2,424 (based on the highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Criminal Justice are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Associate of Applied Science) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
CTS – GENERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CTS – LAW ENFORCEMENT & LEGAL STUDIES
TD – CRIMINAL JUSTICE
AAS – CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), Associate of Applied Science (AAS)