Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Herkimer County Community College

Program Details

The online AAS in Criminal Justice degree program from Herkimer County Community College is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice agencies as paraprofessionals in law enforcement, criminal investigation, probation, parole, and similar fields. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Effectively engage in proactive approaches to deter crime and to investigate and apprehend those who break the law
  • Participate in the field of corrections in the areas of detention, supervision, administration, and rehabilitation of incarcerated persons or those who obtain alternatives to incarceration
  • Contribute to the criminal justice system as professionals in the Federal and State courts
  • Successfully perform operations necessary to ensure security in both the private and public sector
  • Demonstrate an understanding of police ethics and how to resolve issues of an ethical nature
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. correctional system, the concepts of probation and parole, the nature of punishment, and trends in corrections

Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  • ACCUPLACER placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education