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 choices?
|Criminal Justice Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased 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|
|Advanced Law Enforcement||$52,649|
|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.
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.