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Do you want to protect people and property? Play a positive role in your community? Have a career where no two days are the same? Onondaga Community College offers two Associate Degrees that help you develop the critical knowledge and vital skills you will need in this challenging environment.Official Program Description >
You will gain an overview of the entire criminal justice system, including: the courts, criminal law, law enforcement and police-community relations, ethics, delinquency, institutional and community corrections, criminology, private security, homeland security, forensics, as well as organization and management. You will also study psychology and sociology as they relate to the field.Curriculum >Learning Outcomes >
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares you to enter the criminal justice field after two years of study. This degree will allow you to focus on criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections security or criminalistics. The program will emphasize the ethical conduct so important to this field.Course Descriptions >
Upon successful completion of this degree program, you will be well prepared to continue your studies toward a four-year degree program or to go directly into professions in law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, private security and juvenile offender settings. If you are already working in the field, a degree can help advance your career.Career Paths >
This degree program has transfer agreements with the colleges listed below. This means you can start your degree here and finish it there without losing credits.
"I realized that being on the force was what I really wanted to do. I could never go back to working at a desk." ~Amy S.