Criminal Justice

At a Glance

Law Enforcement • Forensic Investigation • Corrections • Probation • Parole • Human Services

If protecting public safety and making a difference are important to you, check out LLCC’s criminal justice program. It prepares students to enter an exciting career path that offers a variety of job options. Due to the nature of the field, jobs are always available — locally and in every state. Jobs can be found at the city, county, federal and state levels, in addition to the private sector.

Criminal justice jobs include canine, conservation or correctional officer; crime scene investigator; detective; federal agent; highway patrol, parole, police or probation officer; sheriff deputy; transportation security and many more.

Degrees & Certs

LLCC offers the following programs to successfully equip you for a career in the criminal justice field. Learn more about the required courses for each program:

Job Outlook


Criminal justice (CRJ) classes have standard tuition rates. For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), these classes have an in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Getting Started

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