WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PREPARE ME FOR?:
Law enforcement work every day to prevent crime and apprehend criminals. While some Criminal Justice majors may choose to become police officers, their degree offers them many different career options. Criminal Justice majors can go on to work in local, state, federal, or private sector law enforcement. There are a variety of opportunities within the field of Criminal Justice, and possible careers include: private investigator, corrections officer, probation officer, security guard, and fraud investigator.
Although the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish an Occupational Handbook for Criminal Justice majors, the outlook for many related jobs predicts a minimum projected growth rate of 9 percent between 2008 and 2018 with favorable job opportunities.
MEDIAN SALARY RANGE
While the median annual salary in 2010 for police officers and detectives was $55,010, the top 10 percent earned more than $88,870 a year.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT MACCORMAC?
Students in the program complete a two-year curriculum studying crime, law, and the justice system. At MacCormac College you will receive hands-on instruction from highly qualified instructors. Many graduates of the program will go on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at a four-year institution.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Criminal Justice Associate of Science degree program is to provide students with the tools necessary to obtain employment in the criminal justice profession, including careers in law enforcement, corrections, private security, juvenile justice and probation and parole.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE VISION STATEMENT:
MacCormac College’s Criminal Justice Program will be recognized for the quality of its graduates. The program will provide students with the skills to be successful in their career endeavors and to meet the challenges the criminal justice field provides.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE GOALS:
The Criminal Justice program will pursue academic excellence in its classes and expansion of internship opportunities to expose students to real-life experiences.
To do this, we will:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEARNING OUTCOMES: