Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree
Criminal justice jobs continue to be available throughout the country, including careers in law enforcement, probation and parole, and corrections, along with private security management.
Charter College’s A.A.S. in Criminal Justice degree program provides an education in the fundamentals of policing and criminal law. Our criminal justice program training offers students an examination of the criminal justice process, its history, and its key components.
The A.A.S. in Criminal Justice program provides students interested in policing, criminal law, or corrections with an interdisciplinary study of crime and justice. The program's inclusion of interpersonal skills and managerial and administrative subject matter prepares students to seek positions of responsibility and leadership within the criminal justice community and related professions. The program examines the criminal justice process and its key components, effective interpersonal communication, administrative decision-making, and personnel management. Contemporary issues such as human relations and social conflict, professionalism and ethics, and the injection of technology into crime and its detection are also addressed.
Graduates of the Associate degree in criminal justice program may find employment opportunities in public and private policing agencies, corrections, the court system, social services, and in corporate security.
If you’re considering accredited online colleges in Alaska, Washington, or California, consider Charter College. The A.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is available in Anchorage and Wasilla, AK, Bellingham, Fife, Vancouver and Pasco, WA, Oxnard, CA, and through Charter College Online.
- Fundamentals of policing, criminal law, and corrections
- Examination of the criminal justice process, its history, and key components
- Juvenile Justice
- Computer Forensics and Investigations
- Technical Writing and Presentation
Earn an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice in just 15 months. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique accelerated learning approach helps you to graduate on time.