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Program Details

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program from Lenoir Community College provides students the foundational education to pursue entry-level positions at law enforcement agencies, security departments. Students may also put forward this education to needed credits to transfer into a four-year college or university. Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, both inside and outside of the law enforcement industry. Criminal justice is a field of work that contributes to the safety and protection of a society, as well as fosters civil behavior and promotes law abiding. The associate program of study will introduce students to essential concepts of introductory law procedures, the court systems, and policing protocol in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad understanding of the discipline. 

Gaining a foundation in criminal justice will consist of students learning the necessary knowledge and skills related to enforcing laws, reducing crime, and performing responsibilities of punishing those who decide to break established rules. The concept of criminal justice is a blend of practices that are needed to enter an organization and perform the learned goals. Higher education in criminal justice may be applied in many careers as well as in many professional environments. 

Students must complete the required 65 semester credit hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to transfer credits to a participating North Carolina state colleges or universities. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the accepting school minimum requirements as well as Lenoir Community College’s transfer policy.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges