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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 aresting suspectThe  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.


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