Criminal Justice

About the Program

As a student in the criminal justice program, you will be provided with instruction in all parts of the criminal justice system. Study within the field of criminal justice at CCD, specifically law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional system. If you are looking to pursue a career in policing, court administration, probation and parole, victim services, or corrections, CCD's criminal justice program is right for you. This program will also advance careers for current professionals and provides the necessary foundation to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, if you are interested in pursuing a career in law, you will find the study of criminal justice at CCD a great place to begin that journey.

While here, you will be introduced to both the theory and practice of the criminal justice system. Leave this program with an understanding of the nature of a crime and the personnel, institutions, and processes that prevent or respond to crime. The curriculum covers crime and criminal behavior, law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, and crime scene investigation. It helps provide a solid foundation for further study or entry into a variety of criminal justice professions.