Criminal Justice

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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$62,181
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low: $43k med: $62k high: $98k

What are my career choices?

Criminal Justice Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Criminal Justice Core $30,280
Security and Loss Prevention $37,182
Corrections $40,300
Advanced Law Enforcement $52,649
Computer Forensics $81,062
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?

  • Criminal Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Corrections, and
  • Security & Loss Prevention options, or
  • a certificate in Computer Forensics.

Other Information

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.

Program Contact

Ish Burks
Criminal Justice
Program Coordinator
502.213.4596
iburks0001@kctcs.edu