Department of Criminal Justice Education and Training
The Department of Criminal Justice Education and Training provides quality instruction for transfer, degree, and occupational students. The courses reflect skills and knowledge that have been identified by our transfer institutions and local criminal justice employers as critical to student success in the classroom, in online courses, and in the communities where students will be employed.
Criminal Justice Education is a multi-disciplinary program that seeks to educate students on the many aspects of justice administration—from the human, social and moral problems to the larger scope of justice systems. Students can earn a associate of science degree and or prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university in order to earn a bachelors degree or masters degree.
Did You Know?
- An estimated 5,460 job openings will be posted annually through 2028 in California for sheriff's departments and police departments.
- The 30×30 Initiative is a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations who have joined together to advance the representation and experiences of women in all ranks of policing across the United States.
- Law enforcement agencies are looking for applicants of all identities especially those who speak a second language.
- A career in the criminal justice system offers excellent entry-level pay and benefits with a high level of job security.
- Office: 1004
- Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
- (707) 256-7736
The Department of Criminal Justice Education and Training serves transfer, degree, and occupational students. Students can earn an AS-T in Administration of Justice in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university, as well as an AS degree for immediate entry into the workforce. In addition, the program offers seven different skills-based certificates awarded for completion of relevant coursework. These certificate programs include:
- Law Enforcement-Administration of Justice
- Law Enforcement-Career Preparation (Coming Fall 2023)
- Law Enforcement-Community Policing
- Law Enforcemen-Crime Scene Investigations (Coming Fall 2023)
- Law Enforcement-Juvenile Justice
- Law Enforcement-Mental Health & Addiction
- Law Enforcement-9-1-1 Dispatch
Courses reflect skills and knowledge that have been identified by our transfer institutions and local criminal justice employers as critical to student success in the classroom, in online courses, and in the communities where students will be employed.
With more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, including 500 in California, demand is steady for, sworn and civilian, criminal justice and law enforcement personnel. Graduates can also pursue careers in the private sector as security officers and private investigators for companies and individuals, or undertake further studies in social work, law, or technology to work in adjacent fields.
- Deputy Sheriff
- Police Officer
- 9-1-1 Dispatcher
- Evidence Technician
- Probation Officer
- Criminal Lawyer
- Learn more:
- What Can I Do with an ADMJ Degree? – World Wide Learn
- CareerOneStop – BLS.gov guide to local wage averages & job growth
NVC has a formal agreement with National University for transfer to a four-year degree in criminal justice administration. Within the CSU system, San Francisco State offers BS programs in Criminal Justice Studies, while Sonoma State offers a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice. To explore these and other opportunities, visit the Transfer Center. Consult with program faculty and NVC Counseling to determine the best degree path for your goals.