Muskegon Community College offers two degree programs in the dynamic field of Criminal Justice: an Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) Degree, which is transferable to a four year institution, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)* where students pick one of two options: Law Enforcement or Corrections. The AAS is designed for students who prefer to enter the workforce after earning a two-year degree. A Corrections Certificate (one year or less) is also available.
*Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science program is not automatic -- applicants are subject to a background check.
WHAT KIND OF SKILLS WILL I NEED?
Although occupations within the area of Criminal Justice are very diverse, the following personal attributes are necessary for all:
- Remain calm in stressful situations or under pressure.
- Deal effectively with people.
- Perform a variety of duties that will change often.
- Show characteristics of good judgment, honesty, and responsibility.
- Make quick decisions.
- Work effectively as a team member
WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE?
- Customs and Border Patrol Officer
- Fire Fighter
- Probation and Parole Officer
- Sheriff and Bailiff
- Fire Fighting Supervisor
- Police officer and Detective
- Conservation Officer
- FBI Agent
- Private Investigator
- Fire Inspector
- Polygraph Examiner
- Corrections Officer
- FAA Sky Marshal
- U.S. Marshal
Contact: Al Barreto, phone 231.777.0213, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org