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* The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in a math or English course. If a student places into lower-level courses that are required for the degree, then the student must first enroll in lower-level courses before enrolling in the courses required for graduation.
** ENG 102 and ENG 115 have ENG 101 as a prerequisite.
Benefits of the Law Enforcement A.A.S.?
Criminal Justice graduates with an A.A.S degree and on-the-job training qualify for growing career options in law enforcement, homeland security, cyber/information security, community crime prevention, or crisis response.
SCC has agreements with four-year schools in the St. Louis metro area and across Missouri so that graduates can transfer the AAS degree and finish a bachelor’s degree in these and more related fields. Students can use their internship to explore in more detail specific Criminal Justice career paths.
Employment in the Law Enforcement Industry is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. About 59,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of these job openings over the next several years will be in emerging in high-growth industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 3 million workers are employed in the criminal justice field.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn an average of $49,860 per year, depending on education, experience and employer. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises. Employment opportunities also increase if a person is fluent in more than one language.
Criminal Justice Careers
SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in criminal justice are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: bailiff, border patrol agent, compliance officer, court administrator, court clerk, court reporter, criminal investigator, customs inspector, harbor, lake and waterways police, highway patrol pilot, immigration inspector, corrections officer, law clerk, narcotics investigator, police and detectives supervisor, police artist, police identification and records officer, police officer, sheriff, and warden.