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Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Degree in Homestead

A lot of us think that working in criminal justice involves chasing bad guys. And for some people in law enforcement that’s true. But the wider reality is that criminal justice workers are crucial to democracy. When you work in criminal justice, you’re protecting your fellow citizens while preserving our constitutional freedoms. It requires patience, intelligence — and a solid education. If you’re considering a criminal justice degree in Homestead, then you need to look at Florida Technical College (FTC). We offer a comprehensive Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice that can provide the foundation for a thriving career. FTC offers a strong general education component to help build your career development skills. And of course there’s a comprehensive background in criminal justice. Here are some of the topics you’ll study when you get your criminal justice degree in Homestead:
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Report Writing
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Aviation Security
  • Corporate Crime
  • Victims’ Rights

A High Demand for Educated Criminal Justice Professionals

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there is a growing demand for qualified graduates to fill entry-level positions in security, law enforcement and corrections. With the growing concerns about security and safety, now is a great time to get started in this rewarding field. But applicants with specific training will have more opportunities. Graduates of FTC’s criminal justice program in Homestead may enter the professional criminal justice setting in as little as 18 months!

A Wide Range of Career Options

Many people assume they can only become a police officer with a criminal justice degree. That’s a great way to go, but there’s a surprising range of career choices in the criminal justice field. Here are just a few of them:
  • Probation Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Counselor
  • Aviation Security Officer
  • Fish and game warden
  • US Marshall
  • Bailiff
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Customs Agent
  • TSA Officer
  • Paralegal
  Some of these jobs may require more training. But don’t let that discourage you. FTC has a dedicated Career Placement Assistance team that helps graduates find employment. FTC’s Career Services is dedicated to helping graduates make the transition from student to criminal justice professional. Another reason to consider getting your criminal justice degree in Homestead!

Find Out More

Find out if a career in criminal justice is right for you. Fill out the form below to receive career and program info or call us to speak with a knowledgeable Florida Technical College Admissions Representative.
  • Central Florida: (844) 402-3337
  • South Florida: (844) 332-3409