Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree

  • Angela Garcia

    “I love that I am able to help improve my community through the work I do as a Parole & Probation Officer.”

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  • Keith Yori

    “The skills and education that is gained in the criminal justice field will only help you be a better person, have a stronger skill set and be a more marketable candidate for whatever path you chose.”

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  • Kyle David

    “The reserve academy was a huge turning point in my life and one of my biggest accomplishments. I wouldn’t be in this career field without it."

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  • Brad O'Dell - Police Reserve Academy Graduate

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  • Austin Kennedy

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police-reserveProgram Mission

The Criminal Justice Program assists students in acquiring the skills necessary to be successful in the field of criminal justice.

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Program is offered completely online. Students will begin to explore the field of Criminal Justice, which includes areas such as human services, social work, juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, parole and probation, criminal law, and the courts. Criminal Justice is a multi-faceted field and the Criminal Justice Program provides students the opportunities to acquire and practice desired career skills such as empathy, active listening, and cultural competency to engage in ethical practices that promote human and professional growth, dignity, respect and self-determination. Candidates entering the program should have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work in a team (collaborative) setting, and a genuine desire to help others.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice will:

  1. Identify the major steps of the criminal justice process and how a case proceeds through the criminal justice system, including landmark Supreme Court decisions.
  2. Communicate effectively in the criminal justice system including written, verbal and nonverbal form.
  3. Describe how criminal justice professionals work effectively within a diverse society.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate work ethic to effectively interact with diverse persons within society with respect to culture, heritage, gender, and age.
  5. Describe the importance of positive criminal justice interactions, with an emphasis on continuing dialogue between all aspects of the criminal justice system and all segments of the community.

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Criminal Justice program.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Career Considerations

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare graduates to enter occupations within the criminal justice field.

Program Publications

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Keith Yori - Contact
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program
Phone: 541-440-7710
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