The Criminal Justice Associate Degree program at Vista College provides the solid educational foundation you need to get started as a Criminal Justice professional. Through your studies, you will also gain valuable insight into the criminal mind as you discover the many facets of criminal behavior. You can earn your AAS Degree in Criminal Justice online or by attending classes during the day or evening at one of our campuses in Texas.
What Does a Criminal Justice Associates Degree Involve?
- Conducting criminal investigations
- Advocating for victims and their families
- Analyzing crime scenes
Criminal justice is a broad field of study which prepares people to work in or through the criminal justice system to uphold and enforce the law. Private industry and public entities such as governments and municipalities rely on criminal justice professionals to keep them secure, address threats to their security, and identify perpetrators when a crime is committed.
While many people think of law enforcement when it comes to criminal justice, the field employs more than police officers and correctional staff.
Earning your AAS Degree in Criminal Justice from Vista College will lay the groundwork for you to look for employment in the criminal justice field. Whether you want to work for a public or private organization, criminal justice professionals work in many industries and fill a wide variety of positions, such as private investigators, insurance investigators, youth counselors, social workers, security officers, and lawyers.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Understand criminal thinking
- Interpret criminal evidence
- Make sense of criminal behavior
- Apply basic criminal law