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Our industry-driven associate degree in Criminal Justice helps students build essential tools and create a unique lens with which to analyze and respond to the problems often addressed by agencies in the criminal justice system. The degree provides a strong foundation for early employment, career advancement, and higher education within the criminal justice field.
Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.
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Projected for police and detectives in the criminal justice field by 2030!
For various job vacancies within the criminal justice field by 2030!
For police personnels, detectives, correctional officers, and other law enforcement job roles.
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Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.
The flexible, industry-driven two-year Criminal Justice A.A.S. Degree helps students analyze and respond to the problems addressed by agencies in the criminal justice system to support their entry and growth in the field. The degree also helps students to:
Interested in learning about criminal behavior and how the justice system works? Our associate degree in Criminal Justice provides content-specific knowledge and hands-on practical training to develop real-time skills and competence for the criminal justice workforce.
Students learn a holistic skillset, with courses like Social Problems, Social Psychology of Substance Use, Crisis Intervention, Leadership, Community Corrections, Criminal Investigations and Criminal Profiling. The credits earned throughout this degree can be transferred towards a bachelor’s or a subsequent university program.
Earn the associate degree in Criminal Justice from our School of Professional Studies and University Transfer!
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With an associate degree in Criminal Justice, students learn the foundations of the American Criminal Justice System and the concepts of abnormal psychology and crisis intervention.
Our Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice helps students learn concepts such as introduction to psychology, management, leadership, interrogation, criminal investigation, the juvenile justice system, human rights, and many more. The curriculum helps students:
Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.
Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:
Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.
Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.
Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.
We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.
Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!
We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.
We recognize talent and celebrate their performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:
Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.
With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.
Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.
Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.
Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.
The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.
We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.
We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.
We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.
We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.
Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.
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Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.