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Criminal Justice

Serve your community while promoting public safety. Our degree and certificate programs prepare for you for police, corrections, or security careers.

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What is Criminal Justice?

The field of criminal justice has evolved from being "just a job" to a "career" requiring complex skills and knowledge. The criminal justice program at Jefferson Community and Technical College provides students with a strong academic program that includes courses related to human behavior, government, communications, theories in policing, corrections, as well as issues and ethical considerations pertaining to practitioners within the criminal justice system. The general education and criminal justice courses will transfer to both the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University.

What are my career OPTIONS?

  • Computer Forensics- $93,026
  • Corrections- $44,069
  • Law Enforcement- $79,668

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?




Length of Program

The AAS in Criminal Justice requires 61 - 64 credit hours in order to graduate. With full-time enrollment, the program will take five semesters to complete.

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.


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Program Contact

James A. Martin, MS, CCDI

Criminal Justice

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-2145