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Criminal Justice


About the Program

There are three different areas in Criminal Justice:

  1. Law Enforcement, which is responsible for enforcing the law.
  2. Courts, which safeguard the judicial process.
  3. Corrections, which provide custody, treatment and rehabilitation.

CLC offers program options to help students begin a career in each specialization.



Careers in Criminal Justice

This field offers three career paths:

  • Law enforcement: police, sheriff’s patrol, federal law enforcement, FBI, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Customs Drug Enforcement Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • The courts and the judicial process: probation officer, victim’s advocate, juvenile case worker.
  • The corrections system: corrections officer.
  • Employers include police agencies, court systems, correction institutions and private security. Some positions require an Associate degree; others a Bachelor’s degree.


Degrees & Certificates

  • Criminal Justice Associate in Arts
  • Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science
  • Criminal Justice Certificate

Learn more about the program options.


Criminal Justice Program