Criminal Justice Technology (60)
Policing, corrections, criminology, juvenile delinquency and victim services
The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of introductory knowledge of criminological theories, ethics and the criminal justice system, along with communication and critical thinking skills. The program has an applied focus on corrections, courts, policing, juvenile justice and victim service professions.
Program Code: 2239
18-24 months to complete.
Financial aid is available, if qualified.
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Alternative ways to earn credit
You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.
Two technical certificates, Criminal Justice Technology Specialist (T.C.) and Crime Scene Technician (T.C.), are embedded within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificate(s) individually to develop or upgrade their skills.
Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Technical Certificate provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge, skills and workplace competencies for entry level criminal justice professions.