Criminal Justice

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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  • At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Criminal Justice degree costs:

    Nebraska residents - $6,400

    Non-residents - $9,216

    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.

    2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
    Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100
    Non Resident $132 $12 $144

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  • Finish in 2 years by completing 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 COMPASS, ASSET or ACT 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.

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