Criminal Justice, Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Description for Criminal Justice
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges new Criminal Justice program, beginning Fall 2021, prepares students to perform the duties of police and public security officers in law enforcement, corrections and judicial service.
Students learn law enforcement patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control, public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparations. Graduates are prepared to enter the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.
Award Options for Criminal Justice
Students interested in a four-year Bachelor's Degree will want to check out our Criminal Justice Transfer Major.
Job Outlook for Criminal Justice
“Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028. While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.” From the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
- Correctional officers and jailers, $44,330 (May 2018)
- Entry level police officer, $46,825 (ziprecruiter.com)
- Average police officers and sheriff’s patrol officers, $65,400
- Detectives and criminal investigators, $81,920
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- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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