Criminal justice careers include correctional officers and jailers who guard inmates
rehabilitative or juvenile detention and may guard prisoners in transit. Probation
rehabilitate law offenders in custody or on probation or parole and make recommendations
treatment of offenders. Police officers enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic,
crowds, arrest violators and work to prevent crime.
There are three ways you can enter this field:
Associate in Arts degree. Choose
this degree if you plan to transfer and take two years of college credit
with you. Our transfer agreements make this an easy transition.
Associate in Applied Science degree. Choose this degree if you want in-depth study of a criminal justice area, and do
not plan to transfer.
Police Academy AAS degree and certificate.
Choose these to become a police officer. You must take a block of
courses held at the MCC-Blue River Police Academy. The two-year degree
includes courses that prepare existing law enforcement officers for
positions of increased responsibility.
While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower
division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year
college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply
toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school
and your MCC academic advisor for the
most accurate and timely transfer information.