Highland Community College



Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (Associate in Arts)

Criminal Justice is a transfer program for students who plan to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Career opportunities include positions with federal, state, and local correction and law enforcement agencies, juvenile delinquency programs, and private security firms.

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Criminal Justice (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice program is for students who want to work in law enforcement upon graduation.  The program provides a foundation for immediate employment as well as potential career advancement later.  Employment opportunities exist in state and local police, highway patrol, private security, courts, and corrections.

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