Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Whether you want to pursue a career in law enforcement, court administration, corrections, or law, start with the Criminal Justice program at Lamar Community College!  Our program provides legal, technical, and procedural knowledge and skills necessary for students to launch a career in these fields, among others.

The program is designed to provide the necessary foundation for a student to transfer to a four-year college or university as well as advance careers for professionals currently employed in law enforcement who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in:

• Law Enforcement
• Probation
• Parole
• Homeland Security
• Corrections
• Juvenile Justice
• Private Investigations
• Courts
• Security

Degrees & Certificates

Criminal Justice Options

Criminal Justice A.A. Degree Plan

Program Details

Entrance Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Cost of Textbooks/Supplies

  • Tuition based on total number of credits taken.
  • The cost may vary from semester to semester.

Articulation Agreements

Upon completion of the program, students also have accomplished the core general education courses that fulfill the lower division general education requirements of Arts and Sciences at Colorado four-year institutions.

Additionally, this program is articulated with Colorado State University-Pueblo. Students transferring to CSU-Pueblo enter as juniors, and all courses earned at LCC with a grade of “C” or higher transfer.  Visit our Transfer Options page to learn more about articulation agreements.

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