Why choose Criminal Justice at PPCC?
The Criminal Justice program at PPCC can prepare you for many law enforcement-related careers, such as a police officer, corrections officer, probation officer, and crime-scene investigator. It can also serve as a pathway to higher degrees, which can lead to a career as a lawyer.
What do PPCC Criminal Justice students study?
The Criminal Justice program can assist you in advancing your career by giving you real-world skills needed in the field of criminal justice or prepare you for higher degrees in criminal justice. Students will gain:
- A comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and criminal theory.
- The skills and knowledge of an employed criminal justice professional.
- Clear and competent communication and relational skills.
- Advanced knowledge in criminal justice needed for advancement in criminal justice centered organizations.
Classes you might take
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.
Law Enforcement Academy
The Pikes Peak Law Enforcement Academy (PPRLEA) prepares students to start their careers as law enforcement officers. Students completing the program earn Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certification - making them immediately employable as police, sheriffs, and other sworn positions.
Credit for P.O.S.T. Certification
PPCC Law Enforcement Academy graduates and other P.O.S.T. certified students are eligible to have up to 30 credits awarded to them as they pursue a degree in Criminal Justice
Contact a Criminal Justice (CRJ) advisor for more information.
Contact a CRJ Advisor