Criminal Justice: A.A.S.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify and describe the components, participants, and processes of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of ethics and due process as they apply to the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills necessary for success in the criminal justice field.
If you’re looking for a career in the criminal justice field, the AAS in Criminal Justice is for you. Graduates are prepared for positions such as: law enforcement, crime analyst, dispatcher, security, corrections, crime prevention, private investigation, court administration, intake specialist, juvenile caseworker, victim advocate, community service officer, and more. Students may also transfer to a four-year institution through specific advisement, which provides additional career opportunities in probation, parole, pretrial services, child and adult protection services, law, and more.
This program is intended to provide:
- An instructional environment that encourages critical thinking and professionalism
- Knowledge and understanding necessary to work in the field of study
- Career preparedness opportunities
- The opportunity to collaborate with the community through service learning activities
- Interaction with experienced faculty, guest speakers, common hours, and campus presentations
- The opportunity for seamless transfer and success at four-year institutions (with specific advisement)