Associate Degree in Criminal Justice




2 years
Following the curricular sequence

The Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice trains students in legal, social, and investigative processes, safeguarding the rights of victims, witnesses, suspects, and the accused. Furthermore, students will develop the skills to apply procedures and different methods in investigative, procedural, criminal, ethical, and legal areas, as well as other fields related to human behavior.

Associate Degree     School of Criminal Justice     icon_online_education

Outstanding Courses

  • Human and Civil Rights
  • Fundamentals of Penal Laws
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Special Penal Laws
  • Evidence
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Court Testimony
  • Sign Language
  • Criminal Investigation

Possible Employment Opportunities

  • State Police Officers
  • Municipal Police Officers
  • Sherrif
  • Process server
  • Private process server
  • Legal Interceptor
  • Correctional Officer
  • Legal Assistant

Program Competencies

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge about the different procedures in the criminal justice field, safeguarding the due process of law.
  • Effectively communicate events and data related to their professional field in written, verbal, and non-verbal manners.
  • Propose solutions for simulated or real events and situations, taking into consideration the nature of the crime through the application of critical and creative thinking, mathematic reasoning, and statistical data analysis.
  • Identify technological means for the research and processing of trustworthy information in a critical, ethical, legal, and systematic manner in their professional performance.
  • Value human experiences and diversity, free of prejudice, with empathy and inclusion when carrying out their profession.
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