Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science

Herkimer County Community College

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    Associate of Applied Science
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Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Criminal Justice A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice agencies as paraprofessionals in law enforcement, criminal investigation, probation, parole and similar fields. A three-credit internship experience is designed to integrate the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom with the practical knowledge of working in the field. Graduates are prepared to: - Effectively engage in proactive approaches to deter crime and to investigate and apprehend those who break the law - Participate in the field of corrections in the areas of detention, supervision, administration and rehabilitation of incarcerated persons or those who obtain alternatives to incarceration- Contribute to the criminal justice system as professionals in Federal and State courts - Successfully perform operations necessary to ensure security in both the private and public sector - Demonstrate an understanding of police ethics and how to resolve issues of an ethical nature - Demonstrate an understanding of our correctional system, the concepts of probation and parole, the nature of punishment and trends in corrections
What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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