Earn your associate of applied science degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
The Criminal Justice A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice agencies as paraprofessionals in law enforcement, criminal investigation, probation, parole and similar fields. A three-credit internship experience is designed to integrate the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom with the practical knowledge of working in the field. Graduates are prepared to: - Effectively engage in proactive approaches to deter crime and to investigate and apprehend those who break the law - Participate in the field of corrections in the areas of detention, supervision, administration and rehabilitation of incarcerated persons or those who obtain alternatives to incarceration- Contribute to the criminal justice system as professionals in Federal and State courts - Successfully perform operations necessary to ensure security in both the private and public sector - Demonstrate an understanding of police ethics and how to resolve issues of an ethical nature - Demonstrate an understanding of our correctional system, the concepts of probation and parole, the nature of punishment and trends in corrections
- What's an associate of applied science degree?
- An associate of applied science degree generally has more of a vocational focus and prepares students for work in a specific job or industry. It typically contains less general education classes than other degrees.