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Criminal Justice Academy

The Criminal Justice Academy gives you the chance to explore a career in the criminal justice or police science field while earning college credit before you graduate from high school! You will gain basic knowledge of the criminal justice system, its operations, and purpose.

The criminal justice field will continue to grow from 2008 through 2018 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Jobs as police officers and detectives are growing about 10% and jobs for probation officers and correctional specialist are growing by 19%.

Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attorney (with advanced education)
  • Corporate security specialist
  • Corrections officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Investigator
  • Police officer

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for transportation costs to the course locations.
  • You are responsible for any supplies, field trips, and activities out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

  • Any 9–12 grade student who meets the requirements.
  • Students who are able to travel to the course locations.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

If you complete the Criminal Justice Academy, you will receive up to 24 credits (approximately a $3,400 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in programs such as:

Where are the courses located?

Courses for the Criminal Justice Academy are held on Hawkeye’s Main Campus and at the Independence Center.

Criminal Justice Academy Courses

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

 The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

 When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

 Courses are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
O  Online. Course meets 100% online.
E  Evening. Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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Semester 1 – Fall
CRJ-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice O E 3
ENG-105 Composition I * O E 3
Total Credits 6

Semester 2 – Spring
CRJ-120 Introduction to Corrections O E 3
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts * -OR- O E 3
MAT-156 Statistics * O E 3
Total Credits 6

Semester 3 – Fall
CRJ-200 Criminology O E 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology * -OR- O E 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology * O E 3
Total Credits 6

Semester 4 – Spring
CRJ-201 Juvenile Delinquency O E 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication * O E 3
Total Credits 6

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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