Why Choose Criminal Justice & First Responder Programs?


These programs prepare students for careers in public and private agencies that deal with public safety, threat and disaster response. These programs are intended for students who are interested in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Fire Science, and Emergency Services.

 

What Type of Program Are You Looking For?

Criminal Justice & Criminology, A.S. (600.6)

This program prepares students to work in a public or private agency in law enforcement or corrections. Public agencies may employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff departments and state police agencies. Private employers of graduates may include security services, insurance services, the gaming industry, and other industries. The program attracts students who are interested in criminal justice and social justice issues. This program also enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the field.

Homeland Security, A.S. (615)

This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Homeland Security, Certificate (616)

This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Fire & Emergency Services (330.3)

These programs, which follow the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education and National Fire Academy models, prepare students to meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property. The degree program provides more in-depth learning and training opportunities and consequently enhances employment and advancement prospects.

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I've really learned a lot in the last several years. The practical knowledge and information I've received through CCAC and my job have really opened my eyes about what it takes to succeed in this field. I'm so fortunate to really love what I do.

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