Belmont College

Criminal Justice (CJT)

View the required classes for the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program

The world of criminal justice is one of the fastest growing occupational areas in society today—and it awaits you if you are looking for a fast-paced career in a dynamic arena.  Follow the career path to an Associate of Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice!

Are you

  • A beginning student who envisions a Criminal Justice career and are ready to step into this flourishing field? 
  • Currently part of this demanding, driving field and envision grabbing additional skills or that promotion you’ve been eyeing? 
  • Looking for a surefire start in this hot field so that you can jump further by transferring to another college or university and earn that bachelor's degree?

If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, then the Criminal Justice Associate Degree is for you!
Fuel your drive to succeed in the world of Criminal Justice, no matter what path you’re on, and be a part of this promising program!

Careers await Criminal Justice majors in the following, rewarding areas:

  • Working with juveniles
  • Working with adults
  • In the private sector
  • In the public sector
  • For public agencies
  • At all levels of government

Program Outcomes:

  1. Meet or exceed Belmont College’s Core Learning Outcomes, including communicate effectively (written, oral, and reading), think critically and creatively, learning actively, and accept accountability, as monitored.
  2. Improved quality of life by required enrollment in non-technical courses in science, math, and the humanities.
  3. Demonstrate first year college level technical knowledge in four separate areas of the criminal justice process, including: Institutional Corrections, Unarmed Self Defense and Firearms, Interview and interrogation, Community Corrections, Law Enforcement, Substance Abuse, Criminal Law, or Ohio Criminal and Vehicle Code.
  4. Demonstrate more complex second year college level technical knowledge in four separate areas of the criminal justice process, including: Criminal Investigation, Forensics, Correctional Law, Criminal Procedure, American Court Systems, Private Security, or a special topic offered.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Class Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Saturday - Sunday

Contact Information

Belmont College
Main: 740.695.9500
Harrison County Center: 740.942.2222
Monroe County Center: 740.472.5468

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