Associate of Applied Science Degree
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The Criminal Justice Program assists students in acquiring the skills necessary to be successful in the field of criminal justice.
The Criminal Justice Program is offered completely online. Students will begin to explore the field of Criminal Justice, which includes areas such as human services, social work, juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, parole and probation, criminal law, and the courts. Criminal Justice is a multi-faceted field and the Criminal Justice Program provides students the opportunities to acquire and practice desired career skills such as empathy, active listening, and cultural competency to engage in ethical practices that promote human and professional growth, dignity, respect and self-determination. Candidates entering the program should have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work in a team (collaborative) setting, and a genuine desire to help others.
Students who successfully complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice will:
- Identify the major steps of the criminal justice process and how a case proceeds through the criminal justice system, including landmark Supreme Court decisions.
- Communicate effectively in the criminal justice system including written, verbal and nonverbal form.
- Describe how criminal justice professionals work effectively within a diverse society.
- Demonstrate appropriate work ethic to effectively interact with diverse persons within society with respect to culture, heritage, gender, and age.
- Describe the importance of positive criminal justice interactions, with an emphasis on continuing dialogue between all aspects of the criminal justice system and all segments of the community.
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The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare graduates to enter occupations within the criminal justice field.
Other Degrees and Certificates at UCC
- Criminal Justice: AS articulated with SOU
- Police Reserve Academy
- Human Services: AAS
- Human Services: AS articulated with SOU
- Natural Resources: Conservation Law Enforcement: AS articulated with OSU
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
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Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Keith Yori - Contact
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program
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