MCC's Criminal Justice Program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice with Corrections or Law Enforcement options. The degree prepares students to directly enter the workforce in a career field of their choice (law enforcement, courts, corrections). It also satisfies most of the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions offering a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Additionally, MCC partners with local and state law enforcement agencies. Upon completion of a POST accredited law enforcement academy, or the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, students may receive up to 13.5 credit hours.
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Job & Salary Outlook
With a Criminal Justice degree, you may find yourself working in local, state, or federal law enforcement, working as a probation officer, or in jail or prison. Additionally, you may choose to work at a residential treatment facility, juvenile detention, facility, private security company, at a bank in the fraud/security department, or attend law school.
There is never a shortage of jobs in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a four percent (4%) growth rate between 2014-24 and a 14% growth rate is social service/treatment facility jobs.
Degrees & Certificates Offered
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