Criminal Justice

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MCC Campus(s): Blue River Police Academy, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
Contacts:
Longview: Rick Turner, 816.604.2290
Penn Valley: Karen Curls, 816.604.5253
Police Academy: Mike Hendershot, 816.220.6700

  1. degree to work in the field of criminal justice?
    Degree requirements vary with each agency. Some local agencies require only a high school education while others require two-years of college credit. Most federal agencies require a four-year degree.
  2. How do I become a police officer?
    You must apply and be accepted into the program at the Police Academy at MCC-Blue River. For admission and information, go here (LINK TO P.A. DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES).
  3. How long does it take to earn a degree in criminal justice?
    Full time students can complete the Associate of Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees in six semesters.
  4. Will my credits transfer to other colleges or universities?
    Yes, both the Associate of Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees transfer to several four-year colleges and universities..
  5. Is there an opportunity for a criminal justice internship?
    Yes, after completing 15 credit hours in criminal justice coursework, you are eligible to apply and complete an internship with a criminal justice agency in the area of study you are interested in.
  6. What are the advantages of taking classes at MCC?
    We deliver the most cost-effective career preparation in Kansas City, MO. We are a publicly funded college with quality programs and full accreditation.
    • Hands-on, interactive learning environment.
    • Small classes assure you get personal attention.
    • Exceptional instructors.
    • Our graduates are in demand.

 

Last Modified: 9/19/11