Criminal Justice

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Get started on your future in Criminal Justice at DSCC.  DSCC teaches the latest techniques in modern law enforcement through two degree programs that allow transfer to a university and one program that allows entry into the workforce after degree completion.   

 

Contact Information

This program is in the Division of Business, Technology and Allied Health.

btah@dscc.edu
731-286-3205

Check Your Progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).

PLANNING TO EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE?

The CRIMINAL JUSTICE emphasis (Tennessee Transfer Pathway) provides the student with transfer credit for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement with either an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. Work with your transferring institution to determine the best path for you. DSCC offers dual admission opportunities with several universities.

Degree Plan Requirements for the CRIMINAL JUSTICE (AA) emphasis by catalog year:
2016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013

Degree Plan Requirements for the CRIMINAL JUSTICE (AS) emphasis by catalog year:
2016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013

Typical jobs: These programs provide the student with transfer credit for the first two years of a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement.

NEED TO ENTER THE JOB MARKET QUICKLY?

DSCC offers two options for students ready to start a new career or take their skills to the next level in their chosen field.

The ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE(AAS) - CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION provides students with a wide range of information needed by today's law enforcement and correctional officers.

Degree Plan Requirements for the Criminal Justice (AAS) concentration by catalog year:
2016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013

Typical jobs: Police Officer, Juvenile Officer, Correctional Officer, City/County Jailer, Private Security Agency Investigator, Security Officer, Corrections Officer or juvenile institutional staff member.

The CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE may be just what you need. The coursework for the certificate can be completed in one year and is targeted to those in entry-level positions in law enforcement. This certificate helps students increase their knowledge of the corrections/law enforcement profession while improving human relations and communication skills. Each course in this certificate may be applied to the Criminal Justice degrees listed above.

Degree Plan Requirements for the Corrections and Law Enforcement Certificate by catalog year:
2016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013

Typical jobs: Correctional Officer, Jailer, Security Officer, Juvenile/Adult Institutional Staff Member, Clerk for a Correctional or Law Enforcement Agency.