Careers in Criminal Justice
Make the World a Safer Place
Criminal Justice is a broad field with lots of options. A degree can be a great start toward becoming a police or corrections officer. If you like working outdoors, you could be a fish and game warden. If you want to study crime scenes and process evidence, you could go into forensic science. Or if you’d rather run your own business, you could become a private investigator. With more time in school, you could even research crime for a living or pursue a law degree.
Certificates & Degrees in Criminal Justice
At WWCC, you can earn your associate degree in just two years. It will prepare you for entry-level careers in the justice system — or to transfer to a four-year college. You can even build on your two-year degree with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management. The Criminal Justice Administration Concentration is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the justice system.
Criminal Justice Program Details
Students may begin their study in these programs in fall, winter, or spring quarters. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit wwcc.edu/placement for more information.
- The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self-awareness.
- An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
- Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
- An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.
At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some
WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.
There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:
- Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
- Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
- Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
- Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
- Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
- Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.
You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.
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