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Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice jobs are perfect for people who are passionate about issues related to public welfare. Individuals who specialize in this area generally have good people skills and a knack for problem solving.

If the following qualities describe you, Criminal Justice might be a good career choice:            

  • Interested in public affairs
  • Socially conscious
  • Trustworthy
  • Discreet
  • Good at solving problems
  • Like working with people

Criminal Justice: What's the job outlook?

Due to increasing populations in prison, on probation and on parole, the criminal justice field enjoys relatively consistent growth despite a fluctuating economy. The demand for employees in this line of work is steadily increasing to keep up with personnel needs in the private sector, as well as in federal, state, and local government agencies.

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Criminal Justice program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of positions, including Criminal Investigator, Customs Agent, Insurance Investigator, Corrections Officer, and Animal Control Agent. You'll also qualify for administrative support staff positions in various law enforcement agencies.

Criminal Justice Job Duties

As a criminal justice professional, your job responsibilities will vary depending on your job role and the type of office where you work. But no matter what position you hold, your Heald degree will help prepare you for great success in your criminal justice career.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice
  • Second Associate in Applied Science degree* in Criminal Justice Administration

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

* if you already hold an AAS degree from the select list of Heald programs identified in the Heald College catalog

Campuses Offering the Criminal Justice Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.