Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
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Midland College offers a choice of two Associate degree options and a certificate in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement.
- Associate of Science (AS) – Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide courses at the freshman and sophomore levels for students
pursuing a baccalaureate degree at a 4-year university with a major or minor in criminal
justice. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has designated five courses
in the Criminal Justice Field of Study (CJFOS). These courses comprise a core of courses
that are guaranteed to transfer to upper-level institutions and apply towards a baccalaureate
degree in criminal justice.
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Law Enforcement degree provides education and training for developing a marketable skill in law enforcement
and may qualify the graduate for admission into the Bachelor of Applied Technology
at Midland College or a Bachelor of Applied Science program at certain colleges or
universities. Students completing the AAS degree option also qualify for admission
to the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) program at Midland College.
- A Law Enforcement Certificate is offered for individuals who need to document certain course work.
Universities offering advanced degrees in Criminal Justice
- Sul Ross State University
- University of Texas of the Permian Basin
- Angelo State University
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Sam Houston State University
Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.
Average Salary Range:
- Police Officer: $35,200-62,500
- Correctional Officer: $23,480-47,802
- Deputy Sheriff: $34,000-50,000
- Security Director: $25,250-42,500
More on careers and salaries from:
Local, State Law Enforcement Agencies
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Midland Police Department
- Midland County Sheriff's Office
- Lubbock Police Department
- Texas Parks and Wildlife
- University of Texas System Police
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- U.S. Marshals Service
- U.S. Secret Service
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- Department of Homeland Security
State Criminal Justice Agencies
WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT AT MC?
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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.