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MCC Campus(s):
MCC-Blue River Police Academy
MCC-Penn Valley

Longview: Rick Turner, 816.604.2290
Penn Valley: Karen Curls, 816.604.5253

Do I need a 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Criminal Justice

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MCC Criminal Justice Student Testimonials

"I like that we don't just focus on one thing. We spent time exploring them all. From the police academy to the jail, courthouse, crime scenes, the morgue, and in community, I've learned something valuable in each that I'll take with me even past graduation.

I got to see the community. I got to experience the people and share their stories. I was a part of their stories. That's a relationship that never would have been possible without the Criminal Justice program."

-Adrian Ausler, Kansas City,  student 

“I received so much more than just a degree. I was able to meet friends and it was more than I expected. The instructors helped me make it through the program. Mentally, it challenges you. It was definitely a life-changer.”

-Chessina Ward, Kansas City, student

Last Modified: 3/4/20