The Criminal Justice Department at the Salt Lake Community College offers students two degree options, Associate of Science Degree (AS) and Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), both offer a dynamic and enlightening menu of courses. A Criminal Justice education prepares students for a career and higher education options included, but not limited to areas of Law Enforcement. The Criminal Justice degrees also provide education of value to individuals interested in pursuing careers in Corrections, Security, and selected aspects of the Court System. The AS degree also provides the first two years of education for those planning on transferring to a four-year institution with the intention of pursuing careers in areas such as Probation and Parole, Federal Law Enforcement and Forensics or as background for the pursuit of degrees varying from Pre-Law to Sociology.
The Criminal Justice degrees are well organized to fit the needs of prospective and current students delivered as an online degree option or in lecture. Courses are continuously being updated to reflect current issues found in the Criminal Justice community and all classes are taught by faculty with both teaching expertise and extensive experience in the Criminal Justice profession. The courses are convenient and scheduled at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the Larry H. Miller Campus, the South City Campus and Online.
Currently, the minimum requirement to become a Law Enforcement Officer is a POST certification. The Criminal Justice community is however, moving in the direction of requiring a minimum of an Associate Degree in addition to the POST certification. For further information please contact the Criminal Justice and Institute of Public Safety Program Advisor (801) 957-5320.