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Median Salary: $56,980

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 5%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Born to serve?

It takes a special person – and some training.

If you’d like to pursue a career in criminal justice, Kirtland can deliver what you need to land a job in crime prevention, the detection and apprehension of criminals, deterrence of delinquency, corrections, probation, parole, and many other facets of law enforcement.

You’ll get basic training and real-world skills at Kirtland Community College, through classroom lectures and hands-on experience delivered by a wide range of faculty members who represent decades of combined professional experience. Each one is a specialist in his or her area of training.

Who does well in it?

People who are:

naturals at keeping the peace
committed to reducing crime
able to remain calm under pressure

What would you do?

respond to crimes
arrest and book criminals
file incident and crime reports
enforcing traffic violations

Be ready

Kirtland’s curriculum will help you regardless of whether you are:

  • planning to transfer in order to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school or
  • continuing at Kirtland’s Regional Police Academy to receive advanced training to be a law enforcement officer or practice criminal justice in a related field

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which you intend to secure a bachelor’s degree. You will have the opportunity to plan for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Prepare yourself with Kirtland’s Criminal Justice degree.

Where would you work?

in a police department
with a sheriff’s department
at a correctional facility

Kirtland Community College criminal justice degrees