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Peace Officer Option
Law Enforcement

This option incorporates the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy into the associate degree Criminal Justice Program. Graduates are prepared to take the state certification exam. It is designed for students seeking careers in law enforcement with local police or sheriff’s departments or state agencies. Special criteria apply for admission.

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NOTE: INDIVIDUALS WITH A FELONY AND/OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY GAINING EMPLOYMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD. Students with misdemeanor convictions should seek advice from an advisor in the Criminal Justice program. A fingerprint check is required for  CRMJ2190 Criminal Justice Practicum. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.

 

criminal justice

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program may find employment with city, county, private and state agencies who are involved with the enforcement of laws, the investigation of criminal acts, corrections, probation, and parole. Positions are also available in the private industry where security and loss prevention are paramount. Some graduates will continue to pursue a bachelor’s degree, which expands the employment market to include federal agencies.

The qualities that a person should have to be successful include: keen powers of observation; mental alertness, emotional stability; ability to work within prescribed rules and regulations; and the ability to handle responsibility and discipline. As the field of criminal justice becomes more sophisticated and complex, advanced training and education become more critical. The two-year curricululm includes courses in forensic science, juvenile delinquency, drugs and narcotics, family violence, criminal and constitutional law, criminology, and criminal investigations.

Where You Could Go

Common work settings include police/ sheriff’s departments, juvenile facilities, city/county probation, correctional facilities, private security agencies and lossprevention (retail). Many graduates transfer credits to another college or university bachelor degree program.

NC State has over 40 agreements with fouryear colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree; some of which are offered on the NC State campus or online.

Our graduates have consistently scored among the highest graduation rates in the state, on the Ohio Peace Officer State Certification Examination.

Job Demand

There are a variety of career choices for criminal justice graduates. The field is stable and generally offers good job security, along with advancement opportunities with further training and education.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the core criminal justice foundation concepts of juvenile justice, criminology, constitutional law, corrections, private security, and U.S. Judicial and Criminal Justice systems in solving and defending logical arguments and applications in the field.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech.
  3. Demonstrate well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate proper standards of criminal justice professionalism, morals, and ethics.

 

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Potential Job Titles
  • Peace Officer
  • Sheriff Deputy
  • Pollice Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Correction Officer

 

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Anne Strouth
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