The Criminal Justice Program is comprised of professional and general education courses and is designed to provide you with a broad exposure to criminal justice theory and processes. The online curriculum provides a balanced approach to law enforcement. The program has been developed in conjunction with active professionals in the field of criminal justice, who
serve as members of an advisory committee.
Successful completion of this program leads to a transferable Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice; an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Corrections Option, intended for employees of the Washington Department of Corrections; and a One-Year Certificate in Criminal Justice.
Law enforcement officers
Adult and juvenile probation officers
Private security officers
Program learning outcomes are listed on individual options linked below.
The demand for trained personnel has grown significantly over the past several years and is expected to continue as police agencies meet the demands for crime control. Graduates typically find employment in the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Security-related employment in the private sector also provides a wide variety of career possibilities. Entry-level educational requirements in criminal justice agencies vary significantly throughout the United States. Some agencies simply require a high school diploma. Others demand an associate degree, while some prefer candidates who possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Individuals need to be aware of specific educational requirements for entry-level employment within the various components of the criminal justice system.
The program has been developed in conjunction with active professionals in the field of criminal justice, who serve as members of an advisory committee.