If you’re passionate about justice and want a career protecting and serving your community, Criminal Justice may be the right career for you.
In as little as 18 months, you could receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice and start a career that makes a difference.
If you live in Chattanooga or the surrounding areas of Hixson, East Ridge, Jasper, Signal Mountain, and Cleveland, read on to learn how Miller-Motte Technical College can help you get the credentials you need to land the job you want.
This Criminal Justice program is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio, and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
At Miller-Motte Technical College, we understand that classroom lectures alone can’t prepare students for a career. That’s why we provide a combination of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities to prepare students for the working world.
Here are a few of the Criminal Justice courses that you can take:
Our Criminal Justice program not only provides students with career-focused courses, but it also includes an externship to give students the opportunity to work in the field. The externship course at Miller-Motte Technical College allows students to network with professionals in their field, hone the skills they learned in the classroom and get a sense of the day-to-day tasks they’ll be faced with in the workforce.
With an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice you’ll be prepared for several career paths.* Our Criminal Justice program will provide you with a range of skills that allow you to pursue a broad range of positions including:
Court Clerks make sure courtroom proceedings run smoothly. They communicate with attorneys and witnesses, prepare the docket, record court proceeding and much more. They also approve default judgments, send correspondences and prepare reports.
Correctional Officer and Jailer
Correctional Officers and Jailers transport suspects and criminals between jail and court. They also process new inmates and maintain order in jail by inspecting jail cells for drugs and weapons. Careers for Correctional Officers are increasing to 5.7% and expected to grow from 2016-2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.**
*Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.
Starting a new career has never been easier. All you have to do is speak to an Admissions Representative to get started. They’ll walk you through the application process and help you find the best financial aid options for those who qualify.https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/correctional-officers.htm **Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Correctional Officers. https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/occupational-projections-and-characteristics.htm