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Criminal Justice


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.

MCC Criminal Justice Program Video

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


Criminal Justice Career Disqualifiers

Strict Employment Qualification

Other Resources

MCC Criminal Justice Facebook
Criminal Justice Program Highlights


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