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TVCC's Criminal Justice program offers an overview of the criminal justice system while also focusing on elements of criminal investigations, forensics and police report writing. Law enforcement agencies, both state and federal, routinely seek our graduates because of the rigorous, comprehensive, and quality education we provide. When it comes to addressing crime, criminal behavior and investigation techniques we have the classes and expertise to help you understand the policy, procedures, and applications of the law.

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Criminal Justice
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students to enter a career in criminal justice. Graduates are prepared to work as law enforcement or correctional officers. They may also find employment in insurance adjustment, dispatch, court hearings, public or private security, license inspection with Department of Motor Vehicles, or as technicians in a number of other criminal agencies. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Criminal Justice-Corrections
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in the corrections field. Most courses in this certificate may be applied to the Criminal Justice degree. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.