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Criminal justice provides a variety of career opportunities. Earning an associate degree in criminal justice from Lower Columbia College is a strong foundation for many fascinating careers. We offer two degree paths that will assist you in reaching your career goals.
There are many career opportunities in the field of criminal justice. These jobs depend on the type of education and training you have.
Skills and abilities necessary to a career in criminal justice are varied, covering hard skills as well as soft skills. Some of the skills you will learn and practice are
There are two degree options for Criminal Justice, including an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) with a focus in Criminal Justice. Credit for prior learning, such as through a police academy, may be available to eligible students.
See Standards and Disqualifiers that can apply to careers in Criminal Justice.