The Criminal Justice program is designed to provide both in-service and pre-service students with sound technical and academic experiences which will prepare them for employment in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as in the field of private security. Students are also prepared for transfer into a Bachelor Degree program.
Examples of law enforcement career opportunities include:
- Local – Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Court Security; Civil Service Deputy; Private Security; Private Detective; Dispatcher; Corrections Officer Loss Prevention; Executive Protection
- State – State Trooper; Probation Officer; State Detective; Support Enforcement; Game Warden; Fire Marshal; Marine Patrol; Forest Ranger;Capitol Security; Drug Enforcement
- Federal – DEA; FBI; U.S. Marshal; ICE; U. S. Air Marshal; Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Park Service; U.S. Customs; ATF; Federal Protective Service; Secret Service; Transportation Security Administration; U.S. Probation and Parole
Graduates of the Criminal Justice Program will be prepared to:
- Enforce, interpret and apply laws using their legal knowledge
- Make critically sound and ethical law enforcement decisions
- Use and evaluate statistics relevant to the criminal justice field
- ·Use current technological and information management tools to gather, manage, and interpret data
- Conduct investigations
- Manage emergencies
- Interact effectively with individuals form a variety of economic, cultural, racial, and social backgrounds
A.A.S. Degree: Algebra I required.