Western Wyoming Community College

2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82902-0428

A.A. Degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice

Program Details

The Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice at Western Wyoming Community College gives students the chance to pursue careers in a variety positions within the criminal justice sector. This course is designed to teach students about the criminal justice systems and operation. Students will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. Students will also learn about the criminal justice system within society. The curriculum will emphasize criminology, criminal justice systems, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Students will also have the chance to study issues of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology and their relationship to criminal justice. 

The Associate of Arts degree is for those who wish to continue their education in a four-year institution. This program is aimed at those who wish to seek careers in various criminal justice areas including, but not limited to, law enforcement, corrections, parole, and probations. The program can be completed within four semesters, and the curriculum includes core criminal justice courses as well as general education courses. Students will take courses on a variety of subject including government, criminal law, ethical and social issues, and criminology. General Education courses include subjects in social science, science, psychology, math, and the humanities and are intended to give students a more rounded education. Students may explore other areas of interest as well as checking off general classes requirements needed for many bachelor’s degrees.

Upon completion of the field, students may be eligible for entry-level positions, and with more education, will be able to gain advanced positions. There are various employment opportunities at local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Jobs include police officer, state trooper, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    68

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Affordability

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