This associate degree program prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Criminal justice graduates with an A.A.S degree may enter the protective service field, which includes jobs in law enforcement.
Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook in the criminal justice field include compliance officers, customs inspectors, law clerks and sheriffs. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.
SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in criminal justice are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: bailiff, border patrol agent, compliance officer, correction officer, court administrator, court clerk, court reporter, criminal investigator, customs inspector, harbor, lake and waterways police, highway patrol pilot, immigration inspector, jailer, law clerk, narcotics investigator, police and detectives supervisor, police artist, police identification and records officer, police officer, sheriff and warden.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of $37,200 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
|Degree Name:||Law Enforcement A.A.S.|
|Degree or Program:||Criminal Justice|
|Degree Type:||Associate of Applied Science Degree|
Contact Information: Dave Van Mierlo 636-922-8253 firstname.lastname@example.org
** Other writing courses may be substituted for English 102, but if the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution, then English 102 should be taken.
+Courses that will fulfill the graduation requirements for General Education electives, English, Social Science and Natural Science are listed in the Associate of Applied Science Degree Graduation Requirements.
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