Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
IMPROVING AND PROTECTING OUR WORLD
The Amarillo College Criminal Justice Department is committed training students to launch viable careers in a wide variety of criminal justice related careers. The Basic Peace Officer Academy is the cornerstone of the training program; however, AC offers A.S. and A.A.S. degrees in Criminal Justice. A degree typically takes two years to complete and can serve as a launching pad for a all sorts of great careers. This is important because more and more law enforcement agencies are requiring some college credit in order to qualify for a given position. All AC classes are offered both online and in the classroom to dovetail with busy schedules.
Criminal justice programs cover everything from research methods and statistics to corrections and criminal law. The study of criminal justice gives students a working knowledge of how the courts, corrections institutions, and law enforcement agencies function. Those who earn a degree often go on to accept jobs such as crime scene investigators, probation officers, correctional counselors, FBI special agents, paralegals, criminal justice professors, or police detectives.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.
Pick the pace that works best for you. Transfer in as little as four semesters.
Criminal Justice – 60 hrs.
Gen. Studies AS
1ST Semester – 13 hrs
EDUC 1100 FYS Learning Frameworks
ENGL 1301 Freshman Comp. I
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
SPCH from approved list
CRIJ 1301- Introduction to Criminal Justice
2nd Semester – 16 hrs.
ENGL 1302 Freshman Comp I or ENGL 2311 – Technical Writing
HIST 1301 US History I
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non STEM majors or approved LPS
CRIJ 1307 Crimes in America
CRIJ 1306- Court Systems
3rd Semester – 16 hrs
GOVT 2305 U.S. Government
HIST 1302 U.S. Hist. II
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non STEM majors or approved LPS
CRIJ 2313- Correctional Systems & Practices
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Law
4th Semester – 15 hrs.
CRIJ 2328- Police Systems and Practices
CRIJ 2314- Criminal Investigation
Language Philosophy & Culture from approved list
GOVT 2306- Texas Government