See also Criminal Justice—Associate of Science Degree
Prepare to Protect & Serve
PCC equips men and women with integrity and Christian character to face the unique—and rewarding—challenges of criminal justice.
Beginning with a biblical foundation, PCC’s program trains students to understand the legal, philosophical, and moral foundations of criminal justice systems, while providing hands-on experience in practices and procedures. Specialized courses prepare students for:
- evidence handling
- police lab techniques
- proper interrogation
- accident investigation
- security procedures
- rules of evidence
Criminal justice faculty have diverse personal field experience, which they incorporate into classroom instruction for a complete education. Additionally, local criminal justice professionals demonstrate current operations and protocol in class and in forums held twice a year, giving students valuable perspectives from active professionals. Following sophomore year, criminal justice majors participate in two practicums, which provide opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in realistic settings and help students make informed career decisions.
“The criminal justice faculty have taught me to look at many of society’s issues from both a spiritual and criminological view. The standard of self-discipline, academic excellence, and spiritual strength I have learned will benefit me as I pursue my career.”
—Joel (’12 grad)
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence