Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science

Herkimer County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Applied Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Criminal Justice A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice agencies as paraprofessionals in law enforcement, criminal investigation, probation, parole and similar fields. A three-credit internship experience is designed to integrate the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom with the practical knowledge of working in the field

The goals of this program are to:

    introduce students to the proactive and reactive approaches in crime deterrence, investigation, and apprehension of those who break the law; 

    introduce students to the field of corrections with a focus in the areas of detention, supervision, administration and rehabilitation of incarcerated persons and alternatives to justice; and 

    provide students with an overview of different types of law and provide knowledge of different crime control philosophies currently and historically used within the criminal justice system.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    compare and review proactive and reactive approaches in crime deterrence, investigation and apprehension of those who break the law; 

    express knowledge in the field of correction with focus in areas of detention, supervision, administration and rehabilitation of persons and alternatives to justice; and 

    distinguish between different types of law and express knowledge of different crime control philosophies currently and historically used within the criminal justice system.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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