Academic Affairs Office

Criminal Justice

WHAT ARE MY CHOICES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS AT MCC?

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 CorrectionsThe 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?

  • Guard
  • 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

 View the Criminal Justice brochure.


 

Contact: Al Barreto, phone 231.777.0213, or e-mail at: barretoa@muskegoncc.edu