Program Overview

Baltimore City Community College offers an online Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration designed primarily as a continuing education program for law enforcement, correctional officers and other criminal justice professionals as well as preparing new students for careers in these fields.  This degree includes two options for an area of focus in Law Enforcement or Correctional Administration.  This program partners with the Baltimore City Police Department to allow individuals enrolled in the Police Academy to obtain college credit for four-year Bachelor’s degrees at other institutions.  Students should meet with faculty advisers to adequately create a course of study to properly transfer their credits.

The Correctional Administration track promotes increased knowledge and skills for personnel who handle the treatment of juvenile and adult offenders.  The Law Enforcement is a 63 to 68 credit hour program.  The Law Enforcement track is designed to further the professional competencies of individuals employed in this field as well as prepare those entering the field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    1. Complete and submit an Admissions Application with a $10 application fee. (Application forms are available on each campus or online.)
    2. Complete and submit a completed Maryland Residency form.
    3. Submit appropriate academic credentials to the Admissions Office: High school transcript (showing evidence of graduation) or GED diploma (copy of scores) and/or College transcript (if transferring from another college)
    4. Take the ACCUPLACER Test. A SAT score of 550 in Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics or an ACT score of 21 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics may exempt you from placement testing.


    Maryland Residency

    School Overview

    In 1947, the city of Baltimore opened a junior college to fulfill an educational gap for returning World War II veterans. Over the years, the college has transitioned to a community college and officially received the Baltimore City Community College namesake in 1992. Today, the two-year public Baltimore City Community College continues to prepare students for technical careers, in addition to transfer preparation to four-year institutions. The College maintains three campuses in the Baltimore neighborhoods. Baltimore City Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    Baltimore City Community College awards associate's degrees along with a variety of certificate programs. Baltimore City Community College offers online classes for added flexibility. Courses are taught asynchronously. Most classes offer multiple start dates and courses typically lasts six to eight weeks.


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