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Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

 Criminal Justice Degrees

 

A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

60 credits
(4 semesters)

 An A.A.S. Criminal Justice degree prepares you to enter a career in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement by combining Criminal Justice courses and training received through the completion of the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate.

A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice: See required courses by semester.

See list of degree requirements.

Criminal Justice course descriptions

Law Enforcement Academy course descriptions

Offered at Larimer Campus only.

A.A. in Criminal Justice

60 credits
(4 semesters)

An A.A. Criminal Justice degree prepares you to transfer to as a junior to Colorado public four-year schools. A degree in Criminal Justice opens the door to a career as a probation/parole officer, correctional counselor, and more.

A.A degree in Criminal Justice: See required courses by semester

List of requirements for A.A. degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice course descriptions

Offered online and at all campuses.

Transfer Options

With an A.A. degree you can enter as a junior majoring in Criminal Justice at the following four-year schools:

  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University-Global
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

 Public Safety Dispatch & POST Certificates

Fundamentals of Public Safety Dispatch

15 credits
(1 semester)

Learn the basics of policing, psychology, stress management, and dealing with people in stressful times. 

Fundamentals of Public Safety Dispatch Certificate: See required courses by semester

See list of certificate requirements

Offered at Westminster Campus only.

Public Safety Dispatch

27 credits
(2 semesters)

Learn the unique skills required in emergency telecommunications. Acquire the core knowledge needed to communicate with someone until help arrives on scene. Apply your skills in an internship. Includes Fundamentals certificate.

Public Safety Dispatch Certificate: See required courses by semester

See list of certificate requirements

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Westminster Campus only.

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Certificate 

39 credits (2 semesters)

A Colorado peace officer requires high ethical standards, personal discipline and extensive training.  Learn the unique skills required for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement.

POST certificate: See required courses by semester

See list of certificate requirements

Criminal Justice course descriptions

Law Enforcement Academy course descriptions

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Larimer Campus only. 

Jobs & Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Corrections Officer  $23,322  $45,456  $56,523 
Police Patrol Officer $49,238 $68,289 $77,815
Police Detective & Criminal Investigator $55,365  $84,189  $98,601 
Police, Fire, Ambulance Dispatcher $37,895
$47,796
$52,746
Probation Officer  $39,969  $57,858  $66,802 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2016)

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