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Criminal Justice Administration

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration prepares students for a career in criminal justice, emergency management, social services and education.

What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch)

Delivery

A blend of face-to-face and online; Face-to-face

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Criminal Justice Administration

The study of Criminal Justice Administration enhances a student’s communication and critical thinking skills through study and interactions with faculty and other students preparing them for a career in the criminal justice field.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.

Correctional Systems and Practices

This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.

Criminal Investigation

Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation.

  • Critical Thinking 
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Observation Skills 
  • Leadership
  • Investigative Skills 
  • Self-Discipline 
  • Cultural Awareness 
  • Organization 
  • Time Management 
  • Ethical Decision Making

Possible Careers and Salaries

Police Patrol Officer

$47,883

Special Agent

$50,920

Probation Officer

$39,109

Correctional Officer

$40,129

Lawyer

$84,293

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $5,960.

Student spotlight

“Chief Gass’s testimony of his law enforcement career gave me even more of a drive to make an impact on the world.”

– April Hackett-Hinton, Student

Program Contacts

Stephen Gass

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

Dr. Dixon Boyles

Dean of Business & Social Sciences

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Let’s talking about starting your career in Criminal Justice Administration.

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