Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice

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The SBBCollege associate's degree in criminal justice prepares students for entry-level employment in security and other criminal justice-related fields. The program provides a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and social and behavioral sciences.

The SBBCollege associate's degree in criminal justice is designed as a multifaceted program of study. The student is prepared for entry-level employment or advancement in law enforcement, corrections, probation, immigration, security services and comparable types of employment. Associate's degree in criminal justice students preparing for a career in criminal justice and security will study private, industrial, and retail security.

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Associate's Degree In Criminal Justice Courses

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Courses on the curriculum will cover:

  • Several areas of law
  • Legal terminology
  • Ethical practices and procedures
  • Interviewing of clients and investigative techniques
  • Overview of police procedures and the study of criminal behavior
  • Study of victimology
  • Fundamental knowledge of social and behavioral sciences

Criminal Justice Careers

Criminal justice careers are challenging and worthwhile. The growing emphasis on homeland security and crime prevention has ensured unprecedented demand for criminal justice professionals who have received an associate's degree in criminal justice or gone through another criminal justice program. The U.S. Department of Labor expects employment of private detectives and investigators to grow 21% through 2020, while probation officer positions will increase by 18% to 2020.  

criminal justice jobs

Areas of opportunity:

  • Case Manager
  • Dispatcher
  • Juvenile Corrections Officer
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Security Guard

Industry areas:

  • Airports
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Department of Corrections
  • Government Offices
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Private Security
  • Probation Department
  • Social Service 

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Our admissions associates are ready to talk to you about how our associate's degree in criminal justice can help to shape your future career. They can discuss the program in detail, talk you through the application process and let you know about the finance options that are available.

We have programs that can meet your needs and suit your circumstances. Don’t delay; contact our admissions department now for more details about how SBBCollege can change your life forever!

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Degree programs in criminal justice are not designed to be academy training programs for law enforcement. While organizations may accept these degrees as a foundation for employment, it's likely that additional requirements such as academy or specialized training, mental and physical examinations, background checks, and age restrictions will be required.

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Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Programs vary by campus location.

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Program Highlights:

  • Hands-on training
  • Industry standard equipment and resources
  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Career planning assistance
  • Job-placement assistance