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Criminal Justice (A55180)

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Criminal Justice is an exciting career field, featuring positions in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, and other human services.

Curriculum Description

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.

Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Associate in Arts, Pre-Criminal Justice Program

Mayland Community College also offers a college transfer program for Criminal Justice, which allows students to pursue a bachelor's degree, completing the first two years at MCC. You can learn more about the program here.

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