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Criminal Justice Career Training Classes

This site is designed to connect you with the best criminal justice degree programs in the United States. The schools mentioned on this site offer specialized coursework, certificates, associate's or bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, law enforcement or criminology.

As you're probably aware, the demand for trained individuals in law enforcement, corrections, judicial, and private security fields is greatly increasing. Law enforcement officers and other agents are needed at all levels -- federal, state and local level.


How do I get into this field?
There are several ways to train for your first position. Many local corrections, law enforcement, and administrative support staff positions are attainable with a certificate of completion or associate's degree.

The most recommended route, however, is to earn a bachelor's degree which will give you the degree you need to not only secure your first job, but also give you the credentials to periodically move up within the organization as time goes on. That being said, individuals who aspire to advanced positions within competitive federal agencies such as the CIA, FBI, Secret Service or ATF will surely benefit by working towards a Master's degree.


What kind of positions are available?
There is a wide spectrum of career options at the national, state or local level. Typical job categories include criminal investigators, private detectives, customs and border agents, insurance investigators, court clerks, corrections officers, crime scene analysts, sheriffs, deputies, police and highway patrol officers, CIA, FBI, Secret Service and US Marshals.


What will I study?
Most educational programs will combine specialized training courses with general education classes. Typical specialized class work will be in subjects such as criminal behavior, criminology methods, criminal investigations, American judicial systems, probation and parole, corrections practices, constitutional and criminal law, public policy, juvenile justice, public safety, victimology and ethics.

Two of best-known campus schools in this field include:
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1. ITT Technical Institute
2. Everest Institute

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Two of the top online schools include:
1. AIU Online - associate's and bachelor's degree options. *
2. Colorado Technical University - Soar toward career success with a degree from Colorado Technical University.

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*(For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, go to: www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.)

Schools to Learn More About Today:
Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey offers an Academic Certificate and an Associates in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, an Associates in Science Degree in Corrections, and Career Certificates in either Private Security or Homeland Security. Learn more.

Lock Haven University is a public college right in the center of Pennsylvania. They offer both A.A. and B.S. degrees in criminal justice. Learn more.

Hopkinsville Community College is located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in four different tracks — Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Security and Loss Prevention. As you finish your degree, you should have an understanding of the important theories, techniques and principles used by law enforcement, court administration, institutional corrections personnel, and local supervision officers. You will receive training and gain knowledge about traffic enforcement, typical criminal investigations, standard due process and police procedures, observation and collection of evidence, arrest procedures, and more. Learn more.















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