Criminal Justice

Preparing students for a challenging dynamic profession.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed for students who intend to enter the job market upon completion of the two-year degree.

Courses within the program assist students in the development of occupationally specific abilities with emphasis on interpersonal skills, group dynamics, problem solving, and critical thinking. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for the challenges of working in this dynamic profession.

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice students who are continuing on to a 4-year degree, should get YVC's Associate of Arts Degree with Criminal Justice courses being utilized to fulfill AA degree requirements.

Four certificates are also available.  They are:

      • Communications/Call Taker Certificate
      • Correctional Certificate
      • Crime Scene Investigation Certificate
      • Police Clerk/Support Specialist Certificate


Career opportunities in this exciting field include:

Law Enforcement Officers, Correction Officers, Detention Officers, Private Security Officer...

Graduates of the Criminal Justice Program have found employment with area law enforcement; city, county and state Department of Corrections; and private sector employers.