Welcome to the Criminal Justice Department at CCM. We look forward to preparing you for what can be a rewarding, challenging, and very interesting career in criminal justice! As a Criminal Justice Major at CCM (an Associate in Science), we will prepare you both academically and professionally to enter the criminal justice field. The criminal justice professors, both adjunct and full time, have extensive experience in the field; many of our adjuncts are current practitioners. The full time faculty are retired law enforcement officers with many years of experience in a variety of different areas of law enforcement. It is the goal of the department to provide you with the academic preparation necessary to enter the field; we rely heavily on our experience to demonstrate the applicability of the material to the real world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Further, our investment does not stop there; we regularly assist students in the application process for a wide variety of agencies, providing guidance during the process of applying and gaining employment. There are many different types of jobs in the criminal justice field, including:

  • Local, county, state police agencies
  • County and state corrections
  • Legal studies
  • Investigative work
  • Federal agencies that specialize in areas such as terrorism, narcotics, and immigration
  • Private Security
  • Probation and Parole

 

We offer specialized tracks of instruction as part of the degree, which focus on:

  • Policing (including internships)
  • Homeland Security
  • Computer forensics
  • Corrections
  • Investigations
  • Law
  • Arson Investigation
  • Juvenile Issues

 

We also have transfer agreements with the following 4-year institutions:

  • Rutgers/Newark (classes given on CCM campus)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of NY)
  • West Virginia University
  • William Paterson
  • Montclair State
  • Centenary College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

We offer classes during the day, evenings, in hybrid format, and online. We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact the Criminal Justice Department for more information.