Program Overview

The certificate of completion in the criminal justice program introduces you to occupations in law enforcement and in the criminal justice system of the United States and the State of Arkansas. The program will assist you in discovering how the law affects your life and in making connections between the development of laws and societal and individual values. You will learn how to use community resources such as local police, the local bar association, and other legal and public safety agencies.

Job Opportunities

Students who complete the Criminal Justice Program option are employed in:

  • Call taker/Dispatcher for Police, Fire, or EMS
  • Prison System
  • Clerical position in court system
  • Records or clerical position for Police or Sheriff's department

Degree Explanation

You can receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. You also have an opportunity to earn a National Certification from Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) and International for Public Safety Telecommunicator (911 dispatcher).

Many of our students continue their education at NPC in the Criminal Justice program.