This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Downtown locations.
The Criminal Justice program is comprised of a curriculum that is current and relevant to the needs of criminal justice professionals. Society demands highly educated and well qualified candidates that meet and exceed the standards of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Criminal Justice is a multi-million dollar industry. Individuals violate laws and require legal interventions and sanctions regardless of the economic conditions. Courses are taught by individuals who have been or currently are practitioners, providing students with instruction from faculty who combine classroom with real work experiences.
Corrections Concentration The Corrections Concentration offers students a broad overview of the correctional system. The program prepares students for immediate employment in federal, state, and local correctional facilities. Graduates may expect to qualify for entry-level positions as corrections officers, parole officers, and probation officers, as well as investigators and youth counselors.
Anyone considering a criminal justice career should recognize that employment involves meeting physical requirements, which vary greatly among different agencies.
A conviction of any of the crimes below is a disqualifier for this program:
Domestic violence or reduced charge stemming from a domestic violence incident
Any person currently registered as a sex offender, child-victim offender, or arson offender
Misdemeanor convictions of violence, theft, or fraud crimes
Other criminal or serious traffic convictions may prevent graduates from obtaining employment in some positions/facilities. Any questions should be directed to the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator.
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Karen BentonAssociate Professor, Health Technologies