|Associate of Applied Science |
Specialization in Criminal Justice Studies
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Have you always been interested in a law enforcement career, but don’t know where to start? Are you logical, rational and consistent in the way you approach things? Do you get satisfaction out of helping people?
Studying Criminal Justice at Howard College can prepare you for a variety of careers that’s limited only by your commitment and drive to succeed! There is a wide range of jobs available depending on your skills, abilities and education — from police officer to correction officer, constable, FBI or CIA agent, drug enforcement officer or U.S. marshal.
Our programs give you valuable knowledge in working effectively in corrections, probation, government and private security settings. Practical courses include dealing with criminal behavior, methods of criminology, public policy, interpersonal communication and ethical issues in criminal justice.
Depending on the levels of education and experience you achieve throughout your career, jobs in criminal justice that you could pursue, from local to state levels, might include:
- Border patrol and police
- Compliance officer
- Corrections officer
- Court reporter or clerk
- Crime scene investigator
- Criminal justice instructor
- Detective, collecting evidence and gathering facts for criminal cases
- Forensic psychologist
- Police detective
- Police officer
- Probation officer
- Private investigator
- Sheriff or deputy sheriff
- State police officer, trooper or highway patrol officer
Course Information: Howard College Catalog