Upon completion of the Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement Program, students will have a clear understanding of the Criminal Justice system and its processes including those relating to police, courts and corrections as well as key legal precedent governing each stage of the process. Students will have an appreciation of the historical, political and ethical foundations of the Criminal Justice system. Students will obtain appropriate levels of knowledge in the substantive areas of criminological theory, research methodology and data evaluation.
To provide a quality education along with assisting students towards academic advancements and career placement within the industry. The program is designed to enrich the student’s knowledge through instructional based learning, intellectual dialogue and through a diverse curriculum.
Why is now the right time?
- Flexibility – Attend classes online or in the classroom
- Investment – Benefit from one of the most affordable adult programs in the area
- Knowledge – Learn from industry leaders who have worked in the field of criminal justice
The main requirement to be eligible to enter the CRJ/LEO program, is admission to the college. Prior to taking a course, the student should meet with a criminal justice advisor to discuss the program requirements for the desired academic path or future job placement. Students may also obtain while working on their degree: certifications, continuing education hours, and certificates for the required courses within their degree plan. (This why it is important to speak to a criminal justice advisor about course requirements.)
Criminal Justice Education Pathways
The programs combine general education and criminal justice courses, allow the student to develop a basic concept and knowledge of the criminal justice system. The Associates in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice and Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Law Enforcement are two-year degree pathways, when taken in complete sequence as a full time student. Students may also seek out the law enforcement certificate program, which is designed as an intermediate recognition step toward their degree. Student’s course work in the certificate program will apply to the A.A.S. in Law Enforcement. The certificate in law enforcement can be obtain in conjunction with the A.A.S. degree.
Prior Learning Assessment Credit
Students who have completed a state approved police, corrections, and fire academy can receive college credit for course work as long as the certification is within good standing. Students who have attended military training may also receive college course credit, based upon their military academic transcript.