JCC offers two degrees in criminal justice: Associate in Science: Criminal Justice and Associate in Applied Science: Criminal Justice-Police Science.
The A.S. Criminal Justice degree is intended for students interested in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, probation, investigations, and other criminal justice related fields. The program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in an area of criminal justice.
The A.A.S. Criminal Justice-Police Science degree provides the pre-service student (no previous employment in the field) with the occupational skills and background necessary for entering employment with law enforcement agencies; upgrades skills and background knowledge of in-service personnel; and provided both pre- and in-service students with a broader understanding of human nature through general education.
This program prepares students to enter a police training academy or to seek immediate employment with law enforcement agencies. This program is also appropriate for personnel already employed in the field who wish to upgrade their professional knowledge and skills. Graduates of the program are employed as local and state police officers, corrections officers, latent print examiners, radio dispatchers, private security officers, juvenile group workers, child case workers, and youth service workers.
Special credit opportunities are also available in JCC’s degree and certificate programs in Public Safety Technology: Fire Science.