¿Qué aprenderé?

Criminal justice is an exciting and rewarding career choice for those who desire to find employment in a field which offers variety and new challenges on a daily basis. Individuals involved in criminal justice have opportunities to make contributions to their communities as well as society as a whole. Southwestern's criminal justice program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and/or corrections. The program provides an interdisciplinary sequence of study merging the liberal arts and technical studies into a well-balanced curriculum.

Potential Careers

law enforcement officers (police and sheriff)
correctional officers and jailers
probation officers and correction treatment specialists
security officers
police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

Identify and understand the inter-relationship of the components of the criminal justice system.
Recognize and relate to current trends and issues in criminal justice.
Critically analyze criminal behavior as both personal and societal issues.
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Exhibit effective critical thinking skills and techniques appropriate for the profession.
Apply learned skills and ethics in facing the ever-increasing issues in a diverse society.
Demonstrate the knowledge gained in the day to day practice of the criminal justice profession.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Southwestern Community College

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
US$6.528,00 por año
The above fee includes Tuition and Fees (two semesters=32 credit hours)
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2022


Southwestern Community College

Creston Campus,

1501 West Townline Street,



50801, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must prove they are 18 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent may be accepted by the College.

Para estudiantes internacionales

All degree (two-year) programs require high school graduation or equivalent.

The student must also submit:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam by achieving a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test; or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic module score of 6

Application Deadlines

January Entry - November 15
August Entry - July 15