From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

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

Front Range offers a variety of options for students to earn hands-on criminal justice training. For an in-depth overview of the field, its processes and experience needed for exciting criminal justice careers, our Criminal Justice degrees include an associate of arts and associate of science.

We also offer an online Criminal Justice degree program, along with Public Safety Dispatch certificates.

Criminal Justice Degrees

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 and descriptions

Offered online and at all campuses.

A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

60 credits
(3 semesters)

The A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice is for those who plan to enter a career in law enforcement with a law enforcement commission. Enrollment is limited to individuals who are currently sponsored by a law enforcement agency and who have completed are enrolled in the FRCC Peace Officers Standards and Training certificate program.

A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice: See required courses and descriptions. Offered at Larimer Campus only.

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 Certificate

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.

Public Safety Dispatch Certificate: See required courses and descriptions


Jobs & Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Corrections Officer $39,804 $50,620 $56,028
Police Patrol Officer $52,484 $72,952 $83,187
Police Detective & Criminal Investigator $58,643 $87,277 $101,594
Police, Fire, Ambulance Dispatcher $38,185
Probation Officer $45,462 $60,144 $67,485

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2018)

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