Program Overview

For students interested in public safety, the Criminal Justice Corrections Associate's Degree may be a ideal place to start. Students who complete this degree through Northeast Community College should gain the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment opportunities, as well as the foundation needed to pursue higher education.

Individuals pursing this program will be able to choose to continue their studies at a four-year college or university or finish their associate’s and get started in the workforce. Students who are planning to continue their studies should determine their transfer college and work closely with an advisor to select courses that best match up with the transfer programs requirements.

The criminal justice association is designed to get students active in the community and involved in activities related to the field. Through the student association, individuals can participate in hosting guest speakers, demonstrations of the Mobile Crime Lab and tour local correctional facilities like the Omaha Correctional Facility and Madison County Jail.  Students may also have hands-on experiences by working as security at the Cattleman’s Ball, helping with a missing person search and completing a security assessment for Northeast Community College.

Candidates must have a clean criminal record, no history of drug or alcohol abuse and the absence of psychological, physiological and neuromuscular diseases and disorders.

Northeast Community College requires students to successfully complete 60 credit hours of criminal justice core, general education and elective courses. Students are encouraged to pay attention to the availability of courses since many classes are only offered during specific semesters.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    School Overview

    Northeast Community College was initially founded in 1973 by the Nebraska state legislature. Today, the public two-year Northeast Community College focuses on the development of vocational and technical skills, in addition to providing liberal arts and transfer degrees and continuing education coursework. Northeast Community College’s mission is to provide “comprehensive, lifelong, learning-centered educational opportunities and services to meet the diverse needs of our public.”

    Northeast Community College awards associate's degrees and select certificates.


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