Associate of Criminal Justice

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The Associate of Criminal Justice degree prepares students for careers in the diverse and challenging field of Criminal Justice including Law Enforcement, Adult Corrections, Juvenile Correction, Adult and Juvenile Probation and Parole, Private Investigations, and Security. In addition to learning about the three facets of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, corrections, and the courts), this interdisciplinary program provides a strong foundation in logical reasoning, oral and written communication, lab science, humanities and the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. Graduates with an Associate of Criminal Justice will be well-prepared to complete a Bachelor in Criminal Justice or another field such as Sociology available through NMSU Online.

College: Alamogordo Community College Online, Dona Ana Community College Online and Grants Community College
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 60 credits
Program Length: 2 - 4 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: NMSU Community College Rates

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Occupations Salary Range
Lawyers $54,920 - $188,750
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $40,330 - $62,840
Security Guards $19,150 - $41,600
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $31,940 - $51,710
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary N/A

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Name:Samantharai Yrigoyen
Title:Student Program Coordinator
Phone: 575 646-8231 or