This associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for careers in criminal justice. This program provides coursework designed to provide an understanding of criminal justice, while allowing students to obtain special work-related skills necessary for work in a variety of criminal justice positions with police, courts, and corrections. Specific paths within this degree program will allow students to transfer to a police academy, or into a bachelor’s degree program at Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University.
Students with a criminal record should consult with the State of Michigan to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.
Upon completion of this program [CIP: 43.0102], graduates should be able to:
- demonstrate Health Care Techniques.
- demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system.
- demonstrate understanding of legal issues.
- demonstrate understanding of clients and client relations within the criminal justice systems.
- demonstrate understanding of communication concepts used within the criminal justice system.
- demonstrate basic investigation techniques.
- demonstrate basic understanding of life-long fitness.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.
Completion Time: 6 semesters
Academic Advising: You should meet with an academic counselor prior to registering for classes.