Criminal Justice Major—Associate of Science Degree
See also Criminal Justice—Bachelor of Science Degree
Prepare to Protect & Serve
PCC equips men and women with integrity and Christian character to face the remarkable—and rewarding—challenges of criminal justice.
Beginning with a biblical foundation, PCC’s two-year criminal justice 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 entry-level employment, providing them groundwork needed to advance once they enter the field.
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.
Academic requirements completed in this program also apply to the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice should a student want further study after two years.
The purpose of the two-year criminal justice major is to prepare students with practical skills and training from a biblical perspective for entry-level employment in law enforcement.
Graduates of the criminal justice program will be able to
- formulate a rationale to support ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
- articulate the role of the criminal justice professional in the God-ordained institution of government,
- demonstrate foundational college-level knowledge relevant to the various areas of the criminal justice system, and
- communicate effectively in written presentations.
Recommended Course Sequence
First-Year Course Sequence
Second-Year Course Sequence
- U.S. Armed Forces
- Probation and Parole
- Federal/State/Local Police
- Private/Corporate Security
My education at PCC was one of the key foundations for my career in law enforcement. My classmates and I were taught to hold our standards high and answer to God first, knowing if we maintained His holy standards, we could maintain those of our police chiefs and commanders.