Criminal Justice Courses in Allentown, PA

Do you have a desire to fight for truth and justice? Do you want to take care of your community? Do you find yourself naturally taking charge of situations? If so, the Criminal Justice program at McCann might be a good fit for you.

You can earn an Associate in Specialized Business Degree by completing our Criminal Justice program in as little as 18 months at McCann School of Business & Technology in Allentown, PA. So if you live in Allentown or the surrounding areas of Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Wyomissing and Breinigsville, earning your specialized degree has never been easier, faster or more affordable.

This program is offered through our CampusFlex track which brings you the best of both on-campus classes and online coursework. You’ll spend the majority of your time at our campus, training in a group environment and complete some of your coursework online.

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An Overview of the Criminal Justice Courses You’ll Take

A career in Criminal Justice gives you the chance to make a difference in the world. Making a difference isn’t easy, but it’s easier when you have the right skills and education. Here at McCann School of Business & Technology, our Criminal Justice program will get you where you want to go.

McCann provides a variety of Criminal Justice training courses, all taught by qualified instructors. Take a look at some of the classes that you will take in our Criminal Justice program:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice: In this course students will be given an overview of the criminal justice field. Topics covered include the definition of crime, its nature and impact as well as an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the criminal justice system. These include, law enforcement, the court systems, the process of prosecuting and defense, trial procedures, corrections and the juvenile system.
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: In this course students will observe the principle issues in contemporary criminal justices as well as future predictions. Students will focus on the three components of Criminal Justice: court, police and corrections. Students will also participate in analytical review and discussion at the local, state, federal and global levels of the Criminal Justice System. 
  • Essentials of Security Operations and Loss Prevention: Principles and concepts in physical security, loss control and crime prevention are studied in this course. Security measures and countermeasures are examined. Students will be introduced to how to conduct a security survey and prepare a written plan pertaining to the results of the survey. Students will learn state standards for being a security officer and how to maintain the certification. 

To find out additional information about the classes in our Criminal Justice program, download our Course Catalog.

Possible Careers with Criminal Justice Training

Getting an education is important, but it’s even more important to be able to get a job when you’re done. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12% growth rate for Security Guards by 2022.* When you graduate with your Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Criminal Justice, you can be sure there will be plenty of career options to choose from, including:

Correctional Officer and Jailer
Correctional Officers and Jailers keep both prisoners and the public safe when prisoners are in transit between prison and the courtroom. They oversee people who have been accused of a crime as well as those who have already been convicted.

Court Clerk
Court Clerks make sure that courtroom proceedings are performed correctly and efficiently. They communicate with attorneys and witnesses to let them know when they are supposed to appear in court, prepare court dockets and record court proceedings.

Security Guard
Security guards remain vigilant in order to help prevent crime. They watch people and buildings, familiarizing themselves with routine procedures, so that they can be aware of anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. Quite often, Security Guards are the first people to notice incidents like theft, vandalism, terrorism, fire or other criminal activity.

Learn More about Our Criminal Justice Program

Starting a new career can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. To find out how our Criminal Justice program in Allentown can help you obtain an Associate in Specialized Business Degree and start an exciting new career, call us today at 866.865.8065 or click here for more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm (visited May 22, 2015).
 
Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.