Do you like to serve your community and make a difference in peoples’ lives? Would you like to learn how to better protect your family and friends? Do you have leadership qualities? If this sounds like you, the Criminal Justice program at Wilmington can be the first step to starting your career.
When you enroll in Criminal Justice classes, you can earn your Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree in as little as 18 months. With the training and education you gain, you’ll be well on your way to a meaningful career. Our Criminal Justice program has served students like you in Wilmington, Leland, Carolina Beach, Burgaw, and Hampstead.
Plus, this is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio, and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
When you take Criminal Justice courses, you will be gaining much more than a Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree. You will learn the knowledge and skills necessary for a career helping to protect and serve your community. Here are a few training and education classes you can take in our Criminal Justice program:
These and other classes will prepare you for a valuable hands-on experience in a real-work environment in our externship course. For more information about the Criminal Justice program, download our Course Catalog.
If you are ready to get started on the path toward a more meaningful career protecting others, then a career in Criminal Justice is right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2026, the demand for Security Guards will increase by 6%.
Here are some career possibilities you can pursue with a Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree from Wilmington:
Correctional Officer and Jailer
Correctional Officers and Jailers are responsible for keeping communities safe by watching over and aiding in the rehabilitation process for inmates. They supervise and often provide transportation to prisoners.
Court Clerks are an essential part of the criminal justice system. They keep the courtroom running smoothly by communicating directly with judges and lawyers, preparing court dockets and taking accurate notes.
Security Guards play an important role in providing safety to communities and businesses by ensuring the safety of citizens through the prevention of crime, vandalism, and terrorism.
*Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.
Are you ready to get started on your new and exciting career in Criminal Justice? Let Wilmington help you on your way to protecting and serving your community. For more information click here or call us today at 800.705.9182.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm (visited July 05, 2019).