Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Serve your community while promoting public safety. Our degree and certificate programs prepare for you for police, corrections, or security careers.

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What is Criminal Justice?

  • Faculty with real-world experience
  • Partnerships with professionals in the field
  • Learn communications, government, human behavior, and theories in criminal justice and ethics
  • Best educational value: Pay less. Get more.
  • Financial aid
  • Classes that work with your schedule
  • Online classes
  • Pathways and transfer options to 4-year degree programs
  • Credits that transfer
  • Small class sizes and hands-on instruction
  • Student support services
  • Close to home and near local employers
average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$62,181
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low: $43k med: $62k high: $98k

What are my career choices?

Police and detectives are employed by local governments,state police agencies and various Federal agencies. Bellevue, Covington, Erlanger, Ft. Mitchell, Kenton County and Ludlow Police, Boone, Campbell, Kenton County Detention Centers, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, G4S Secure Solutions, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, Kentucky Pre-trail Service, Ludlow Police, U.S. Customs, United States Air Force A small proportion work for educational services, rail transportation, contract investigation and security services.

Criminal Justice Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Criminal Justice Core $30,280
Security and Loss Prevention $37,182
Corrections $40,300
Advanced Law Enforcement $52,649
Computer Forensics $81,062
Criminal Justice- Criminal Justice Track $43,866
Criminal Justice- Corrections Track $40,300
Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement Track $62,181
Criminal Justice - Security and Loss Prevention Track $37,182

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice - Justice Track
Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice - Justice Track (Gateway2NKU Pathway)

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Stacey Siekman-Hall
Criminal Justice
(859) 815-7659
stacey.siekman-hall@kctcs.edu

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