School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences :: Programs of Study
Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
Do you want to help make your community safer? Do you have the desire to serve your community by working with suspects and/or victims of crime? Do you have the integrity needed to enforce the law fairly? Do you want to help offenders learn how to live in a free society so they won’t return to prison?
The Criminal Justice program at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to become employed as a Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Jailor, Probation Officer, School Resource Officer, Private Security Officer, Retail Security Specialist, and other criminal justice careers.
Begin your journey today to a career that is diverse, difficult, and carries great personal satisfaction.
Local Job Opportunities
Credit for Prior Learning
Per the Articulation Agreement between the Virginia Community College System and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, students who have satisfactorily documented successful completion of the VA State Police Academy or a Regional and Independent Certified Training Academy shall be awarded credit. Appropriate documentation is required and must be submitted to the Criminal Justice Department Head or to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Credits: 66 Hours
Time: 2 Years
Location: Humanities H111
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Location: Duncan Hall D117
A.A.S. - VWCC
B.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. - Radford University