What is Criminal Justice?
Criminal Justice prepares students for entry into the field of police work and related occupations including corrections, security and loss prevention. Students study the law as it relates to enforcement, human behavior, government and communications. Graduates may seek job opportunities on the federal, state, county and municipal levels.
What are my career choices?
Police and detectives are employed by local governments,state police agencies and various Federal agencies. A small proportion work for educational services, rail transportation, contract investigation and security services.
|Criminal Justice Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
|Criminal Justice Core||$30,280|
|Security and Loss Prevention||$37,182|
|Advanced Law Enforcement||$52,649|
|Criminal Justice- Criminal Justice Track||$43,866|
|Criminal Justice- Corrections Track||$40,300|
|Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement Track||$62,181|
|Criminal Justice - Security and Loss Prevention Track||$37,182|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science
- Criminal Justice Option
- Law Enforcement Option
- Advanced Law Enforcement
- Computer Forensic
- Criminal Justice Core
- Law Enforcement
- Security & Loss Prevention
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.