Why choose JCC’s Criminal Justice program?
The Criminal Justice degrees at SUNY Jamestown Community College prepare you for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and security. You will learn how criminal justice intersects with humanity by studying the impact of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender. Our field experience combined with classroom learning will help you put theory into practice.
Our Criminal Justice faculty have real-life work experience in a variety of criminal justice careers. They provide personal advisement in career options and support you in and out of the classroom, so you can gain experience, earn your degree, and change the world.
What does a Criminal Justice graduate do?
As a graduate of the Criminal Justice program, you’ll leave ready for a career in local, county, state, tribal, and federal agencies, as well as non-government organizations. Our alumni have worked at the local and regional level in county sheriff’s departments, state police, Seneca Nation marshals, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police. They have also worked with the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
You can also continue your studies in the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy. The academy’s training program provides successful graduates with up to 45 college credits and a certificate of completion from the New York State Certified Basic Police Training Course, which is a legal requirement for municipal police officers in New York.
Where can you work?
Join the Criminal Justice Club, which meets regularly each semester. Members of the club have the opportunity to network with guest speakers from different criminal justice professions. The club also hosts field trips, fundraising opportunities, and community service activities.
Apply for competitive internship opportunities available at local and national agencies. These internships are based on your career choice, and enhance your understanding of the field. They also help you build valuable relationships with criminal justice professionals.