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Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career in working in the criminal justice field with a Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree at Chemeketa

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  • A Criminal Justice student in uniform using a laptop
  • Criminal Justice Students at vehicles
  • Criminal Justice Students in Self-Defense class

Why choose Criminal Justice?

Are you ready to be the lifeline for someone calling 911? Or would you rather work in a control room of the local jail? Or pursue a career working side by side supporting the functions of police, corrections, or parole and probation officers? Chemeketa's Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice may be just the thing you've been looking for.

What will you learn?

Chemeketa's criminal justice program focuses on the principles and organizational components of the wider criminal justice field.

See Course Sequences for more information.

What will you do?

With a Chemeketa Criminal Justice AAS Degree you will be ready for careers in –

  • 911 Telecommunications
  • Control Centers within correctional facilities
  • Case and security aides
  • Private and public security work
  • Investigative field work (such as a liquor control agent)
  • Insurance adjusting
  • License inspecting

    Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check and pass a ten-panel drug screening urinalysis conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check and/or the drug screening, program registration will not be possible.

    For more information call the Criminal Justice Program Chair, Megan Gonzalez at 503.584.7350.