Criminal Justice Technology, A.S.

Students looking over screen in the Emergency Operations Center
Are you ready for a challenging and exciting career protecting and serving the public?
An Associate in Criminal Justice Technology offers students the educational foundation for a successful leadership career in everything from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to an insurance investigator.
What will I learn
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program learning outcomes:
  • Articulate an understanding of the American Criminal Justice System and the working of the various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, principles, and doctrines of criminal law and apply these to the commencement of criminal proceedings, prosecution, and defense of charges, sentencing, and appeal.
  • Explain the structures and functions of American Courts, the roles of attorneys, judges, and other personnel, and the development of corrections philosophy, theory, and practice.
  • Summarize theories of the nature of a crime, the causes of criminal behavior and the methods of treating and preventing crime.
  • Apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of citizens and regulate criminal justice agencies.
  • Illustrate an understanding of and a commitment to the moral, ethical, and legal obligations of criminal justice professionals.
Career opportunities
Many different career paths exist within the criminal justice field. With an A.S. in Criminal Justice, you have many options available.
A few of the possible career options are:
Career Opportunity General Salary Range*
Emergency Service Dispatcher $26,850-$54,308
Investigator $40,163-$53,921
*Salary ranges represent typical starting salaries to highly experienced workers. These ranges can differ depending on city, county, and state.
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Bachelor degree pathways
Further your education and career options with a
Bachelor of Science degree.
Our Associate in Criminal Justice provides a strong foundation for the following B.S. degree programs.
Click here for more information on the Criminal Justice, B.S.
Click here for more information on the Public Administration, B.S.
Recommended certifications and associations
After graduation, obtaining a certification and/or joining an association can be one of the most important steps that you can make in your career development. These steps can provide everything from career advancement to industry recognition.
Below are a few of the industry-specific certifications and associations that can help you develop your career.
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For more information, please contact
Richard Dewey
Assistant Professor, Department Chair