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Criminal Justice AAS

Criminal Justice students is designed for students who wish to take a variety of criminal justice classes in order to prepare them for any number of criminal justice careers.


Police handcuffing suspect bent over a car hoodThe Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

As an added benefit, students who complete this program and have the desire to earn a bachelors' degree can do so through a partnership with Lees-McRae College.


 Please see the catalog for more information about the degree and certificate options for this curriculum.

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