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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Department at the Salt Lake Community College offers student’s 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.

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* The U.S. Education Department now requires institutions to provide Gainful Employment information to prospective students that provide consumer information on program costs, student debt and completion. The above Career & Program information will provide a comparison between similar programs at different institutions

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at 801-957-5330.

Associate Dean

Gary Cox
Phone: 801-957-5321

Program Manager

Julia Ellis
Phone: 801-957-5320

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 801-957-5333