Criminal Justice

Program Locations: Columbus Campus, Grand Island Campus, Hastings Campus, Holdrege Center, Kearney Center, Lexington Center, Online
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Human Services and Education

Are you curious to know what the Miranda decision is and how it affects the rights of those arrested or being held in custody? How about the proper way to treat a crime scene? Our Criminal Justice program can answer these questions and so many more. You’ll gain a valuable balance of criminal law as well as the fundamental skills you need for a career in the field. Our Criminal Justice program will prepare you to enter the field in two years or less.


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Associate of Applied Science



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What will it cost?

At 2022-23 tuition and fee rates, completing the 62 credits required for the Criminal Justice degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,820

Non-residents - $9,734

These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

2022-23 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $94 $16 $110
Non Resident $141 $16 $157

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How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study

Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

What careers can I have?

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