Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Criminal Justice — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
Corrections — Certificate (12 credits)
Investigation — Certificate (12 credits)
Private Security — Certificate (12 credits)
Criminal Justice (CJS) intelligence and Crime Analysis (10 credits)
About the Program
This Associate in Science degree provides you with a broad-based liberal arts education to help prepare you for the rigors of the criminal justice profession and advancement of knowledge of the criminal justice system. Program curriculum includes criminal law and procedure, policing, investigation, corrections and juvenile justice. Each course is designed to illustrate the social, legal and ethical issues relevant to the criminal justice profession today. Completion of this Associate in Science degree provides a foundation allowing you to transfer to a four-year academic institution. We also offer certificates in focused areas of the Criminal Justice profession.
You are required to complete 80 hours of criminal justice related service learning to complete the AS degree. This requirement will be met upon completion of CJS 2081 & CJS 2085 with a grade of C or higher. You are advised not to enroll in both classes during the same semester.
Century College and Metropolitan State University have partnered to offer a bachelor’s of arts degree in Criminal Justice. This cohort program is a major and degree completion program for Century College students who have been awarded an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice and are ready to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Major courses are offered on the Century College campus evenings or online. See Metro State Criminal Justice BA Cohort under quick links for more information.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Potential Job Titles
Detectives & Criminal Investigators
Average Wage: $22.16/hour
Top Earners: $28.18/hour
Average Wage: $35.90/hour
Top Earners: $56.52/hour
Criminal Justice - AS 60 Credits
Corrections - Certificate 12 Credits
Intelligence and Crime Analysis - Certificate 10 Credits
Investigations - Certificate 12 Credits
Private Security - Certificate 12 Credits
Assessment score placement in Reading 0090 or above, or completion of Reading 0080 with a grade of C or higher.
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