Criminal Justice Programs

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.

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree or certificate?

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.

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