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An Associate Degree is designed to provide a two year education in a specialized area of study. Some professions only require an Associate Degree, while others require that students continue their education and earn a more advanced degree.

The field of law and regulations guiding various aspects of life is enormous. Those who delve into it typically find some kind of specialization about which they are passionate, such as regulatory theory and intellectual property.

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Spartanburg Methodist College

Whether you are looking to move into a new position or just want the satisfaction of completing your degree … an online Associate in Criminal Justice degree can help you ... [+]

An online associate in Criminal Justice degree will help you learn skills that can lead to higher-paying jobs and promotion opportunities, and set you apart from the competition. This program was designed with the working professional in mind. Our virtual classroom experience allows you the flexibility to complete your degree in an effective learning environment – 100% Online. Courses are designed and taught by leading professionals working in the field and include: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Police Administration, Introduction to Criminology, Criminal Evidence and Procedures, Introduction to Criminal Law, Juvenile Relations, Introduction to Corrections, and Introduction to Forensic Science.... [-]

USA Spartanburg
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18 months
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Reinhardt University - Online Programs

Reinhardt University’s online criminal justice program gives you the flexibility and opportunity to complete your studies anytime, anywhere. ... [+]

Reinhardt University’s online criminal justice program gives you the flexibility and opportunity to complete your studies anytime, anywhere.

New students are accepted into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program every eight weeks. Each Fall and Spring semester consists of sixteen weeks and is divided into two eight-week sessions. Summer semester is 14 weeks and is divided into two seven-week sessions. Students will take two classes each session for a total of four classes (12-semester credits) per semester.

The 60-Hour ACJ Degree Program can be completed in as little five semesters taking 12 credit hours per semester. Up to 30 semester hours of transfer credit can be applied to this degree program. Courses will be taught 100% online.... [-]

USA Waleska
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Part-time
Online
Brighton College

The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering an Associate Degree in Pa ... [+]

The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program. We also offer Paralegal Continuing Education programs that can help you keep that competitive edge as you pursue advanced career opportunities.

The Paralegal Institute offers an additional opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of the best available position in the Paralegal field by offering paralegal programs like the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Students must successfully complete the same courses outlined in the Paralegal Diploma program, as well as the five specialty courses of 15 credit hours. To complete the requirements for the ADPS, students are required to take 5 general education courses (or transfer credits showing completion and competence in these courses passing with a C or better). The ADPS is composed of 60 semester hours and 2700 clock hours, which include the general education courses of 15 semester hours.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
American National University

Our ABA approved Paralegal program provides the fundamental knowledge of legal terminology, procedural law, drafting of legal documents, and research. ... [+]

Paralegal Associate’s Degree

Be an Integral Part of the Legal Team

Paralegals play a crucial role in the practice of the legal profession. While lawyers are ultimately responsible for legal work, paralegals provide many key tasks in the preparation of cases and documents.

American National University’s (ANU) Paralegal associate’s degree program¹ can provide you with the fundamental knowledge of legal terminology, procedural law, drafting of legal documents, and the research skills necessary for career success.

The paralegal associate’s degree program at American National University is approved by the A.B.A. (American Bar Association), an important credential for most legal employers.... [-]

USA Roanoke
September 2019
Full-time
80 weeks
Campus
Sacramento City College

This program is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. ... [+]

The general field referred to as “Administration of Justice” is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides the basis for advanced study at a four-year college. Opportunities for college graduates include positions in local, state, and federal, law enforcement, courts and correctional services.

Recommended High School Preparation

General college preparatory courses

Career opportunities Police officer Court clerk Corrections deputy Lawyer FBI Agent Investigator Evidence technician Skills analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within criminal statutes, and familiarity with criminal procedures evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law apply laws and procedures for the collection and utilization of evidence for the purpose of criminal prosecutions understand the purpose and authority of the local, state, and federal courts systems recognize, understand, and acquire a sensitivity to the diverse cultures in our society and how this diversity impacts the criminal justice system Required Program ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice - 3 ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing - 3 ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues - 3 ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency - 3 ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law - 3 ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures - 3 ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence - 3 ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation - 3 ... [-]
USA Sacramento
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Southern Technical College

Use cutting-edge forensic tools to help make the world a safer place and prepare for a variety of criminal justice careers in both the public and private sector. In the C ... [+]

Associate’s Degree In Criminal Justice

Use cutting-edge forensic tools to help make the world a safer place and prepare for a variety of criminal justice careers in both the public and private sector. In the Criminal Justice degree program at Southern Technical College, you can gain a foundation in corrections, law enforcement, terrorism, private security and investigation.

Upon completing the program, you can pursue positions with local or state law enforcement agencies, the federal government, insurance companies, correctional facilities or private security services.

If you’re considering criminal justice programs in Florida, come find out what makes Southern Technical College special. Our experienced instructors and passionate staff members are ready to help you change your life.... [-]

USA Fort Myers Port Charlotte Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
88 weeks
Campus
North Central Missouri College

This degree is designed for students seeking a career in Criminal Justice. It also provides a sound base ... [+]

This degree is designed for students seeking a career in Criminal Justice. It also provides a sound base for individuals wanting to enter the mental health profession as students receive background in psychology, the justice system and legal system.

Opportunities After NCMC

Correctional Officers, Fire Inspectors & Investigators, Firefighters, Police & Detectives, Private Detectives & Investigators, Security Guards & Gaming Surveillance Officers

Program Outcomes

The degree programs offered by the Department of Criminal Justice are designed to empower students as critical thinkers, ethical actors, and competent communicators concerning matters of crime and justice at the local, state, national, and international levels, to include, at degree-appropriate levels, the abilities to:... [-]

USA Trenton
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

The NIACC Criminal Justice program prepares you for employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, or the apprehension and reh ... [+]

The NIACC Criminal Justice program prepares you for employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, or the apprehension and rehabilitation of criminals. Graduates of this two-year program earn an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and a NIACC Criminal Justice Certificate. Picture of Crime SceneThe curriculum also meets requirements for those already employed by criminal justice agencies who wish to obtain further education for professional advancement, as well as for those who desire advanced study in criminology or social welfare. Approximately half of the graduates from this program go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at senior institutions. NIACC has an agreement with the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy which allows up to 15 hours of credit earned at the Academy to be awarded at NIACC.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
College of Marin

The Court Reporting Program is designed for students interested in acquiring the skill necessary to secure employment as a verbatim reporter in our courts of law and lega ... [+]

The Court Reporting Program is designed for students interested in acquiring the skill necessary to secure employment as verbatim reporter in our courts of law and legal and business offices.

Career Options

Convention Reporter, Court Reporter, Deposition Reporter, Freelance Reporter, Hearing Reporter

The College of Marin Court Reporting Program was started in 1975 and is recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California: In order for a person to qualify from a school to take the State Licensing Examination, the person shall complete a program at a recognized school. For information concerning the minimum requirements that a court reporting program must meet in order to be recognized, contact: the Court Reporters Board of California, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833. 916.263-3660... [-]

USA Kentfield Novato
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Parkland College

Forget what you’ve seen on television. What real people working in Criminal Justice do is far more important than that. Are you the kind of person who wants to make a di ... [+]

Forget what you’ve seen on television. What real people working in Criminal Justice do is far more important than that. Are you the kind of person who wants to make a difference in the lives of others? Investigate a career in Criminal Justice.

Why study Criminal Justice?

Studying Criminal Justice at Parkland will allow you to gain strong skills in criminal justice, through coursework in law enforcement, psychology, sociology, and communication skills. You will receive an on-the-job internship with one of several approved criminal justice agencies; some of these internships are paid. If you are interested in a career in Criminal Justice, this is the place to start.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty - never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Management and Technology

The ASCJ requires the successful completion of 60-semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). ... [+]

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The ASCJ requires the successful completion of 60-semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years).

The ASCJ places a strong emphasis on general education courses that will provide a foundation for entry to the BSCJ program. General education courses are designed to broaden a student’s educational foundation. They include courses in such areas as communications, English, government, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and statistics.

ASCJ Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

Explain the fundamental concepts, roles, and functions of Criminal Justice and the Criminal J... [-]
USA Arlington
September 2019
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