An Evolving Program: The criminal justice system has evolved greatly in recent years. Those making a career in the field must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the profession. The enrollment in NCC’s Criminal Justice program has doubled since its inception. These students are learning about the interrelationships of the police, courts and correctional systems. They explore psychology, criminal behavior, social systems and ethics. They are preparing for careers as investigative officials in police departments, prosecutors offices, courts, corrections facilities, private sector forces, and the military.
Learn From Experienced Professionals: The Criminal Justice curriculum is taught by instructors who have a solid understanding of the theory and practice a person needs to work in the field. Faculty members have had previous experience in criminal justice, bringing a valuable, real-world component to the learning environment. These industry professionals assist students in deciphering patterns of human behavior, teach legal and ethical responsibilities, and explain how data on crime and prevention is collected and reported.
Enhanced Learning, in The Field: Students take part in hands-on, technology-enhanced interactive simulations and field tours of local facilities. These extracurriculars – as well as on-the-job Service Learning – allow students to experience real-world applications of theories and concepts. Practicing criminal justice professionals also work with students to conduct mock exercises or recruitment campaigns.
Flexibility & Opportunity: All courses are offered every semester, and may be completed on campus, online, or a combination of both. Transfer agreements exist with a number of colleges (including two online schools), and transfer credits may be awarded based on a certified transcript from an accredited Law Enforcement Training Academy. Criminal Justice specific merit and need-based scholarships and awards are also available.