Associate in Science
The Criminal Justice Program provides students with a firm understanding of the nature of crime and deviance, its impact upon society, and societyâ€™s reaction to criminal and deviant behavior. With elective courses in specific areas of interest, students receive professional preparation for careers in law enforcement, correctional services, juvenile justice or private security.
Our 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 criminal justice professionals with many years of experience in a variety of different areas. It is the goal of the department to provide students 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.
As the two-year degree is readily transferable, many students choose to go on for further study. Others elect to enter the criminal justice field upon graduation. Students will determine, on consultation with the faculty, the most appropriate option to achieve their goals.
This program is available on campus, on-line or in a hybrid format for further connecting studentâ€™s lifestyle in an influential field.Â You can access more information on our department page.
The average starting salary for graduates with an Associate degree in Criminal Justice is $35,000 – $47,000 (Source: PayScale)
- Police Officer
- Corrections Officer
- Legal Assistant
- Case Manager
- Director of Operations
- Private Security
- Deputy Clerk
- Security Officer
- 911 Dispatcher
- Probation Officer
- Parole Officer
- Sheriff’s Officer
We also have transfer agreements with the following 4-year institutions:
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of NY)
- Rutgers/Newark (classes given on CCM campus)
- Montclair State
- West Virginia University
- William Paterson