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Utah Career College

Utah Career College


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Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice

The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is to provide an understanding of the theories underlying law enforcement, judicial systems, and correctional modalities within the context of social sciences.

The required general education coursework enhances students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. Program graduates prepare for entry-level positions in a range of criminal justice positions including corrections officers, private security, protective services and investigator positions. The goal of this program is to prepare graduates who are able to:

1. Describe the societal influences on and the interaction among the three components of the criminal justice system

2. Identify the key elements of an investigation

3. Explain the theories of criminal behavior

4. Analyze the balance between the needs of offenders versus the needs and expectations of the community

5. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills

6. Evaluate the quality of multiple viewpoints, arguments, and evidence and distinguish between fact and opinion

7. Exhibit social responsibility and examine the diverse cultures and value systems of our global community

Employment as a law enforcement officer may require additional training as determined by your state’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) board.

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

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Utah Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

The Medical Assistant Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education.