Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Highland Community College

Program Details

The online Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for individuals seeking careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice field upon graduation.  The program prepares students for immediate employment in areas including state and local police, highway patrol, private security, courts, and corrections.  Courses include general education, criminal justice core courses, and electives that meet the interests of the students.  Criminal Justice courses include:

  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Fundamentals of Investigations 
  • Police Patrol Procedures 
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Issues in Law Enforcement


  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • ACT/SAT scores or appropriate placement test

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission