Criminal Justice Degree
The Criminal Justice Degree curriculum prepares students for a career in criminal justice administration, emergency management, social services and education.
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What to Know at a Glance
2 year associate degree (60 sch)
A blend of face-to-face and online; Face-to-face
Full-time; Part-time; Day classes
Where it is offered
About Criminal Justice Administration
The Criminal Justice Degree program 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.
Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation.
- Critical Thinking
- Observation Skills
- Investigative Skills
- Cultural Awareness
- Time Management
- Ethical Decision Making
Possible Careers and Salaries
Police Patrol Officer
Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $5,960.
“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
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