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Do you want to protect people and property? Play a positive role in your community? Have a career where no two days are the same? Onondaga Community College offers an Associate Degree that helps you develop the critical knowledge and vital skills you will need in this challenging environment.
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What You Will Learn:

You will gain an overview of the entire criminal justice system, including: the courts, criminal law, law enforcement and police-community relations, ethics, delinquency, institutional and community corrections, criminology, private security, homeland security, forensics, as well as organization and management. You will also study psychology and sociology as they relate to the field. 

What It Is Like:

This degree will allow you to focus on criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections security or criminalistics. The program will emphasize the ethical conduct so important to this field. 

Where It Can Take You:

Upon successful completion of this degree program, you will be well prepared to continue your studies toward a four-year degree program or to go directly into professions in law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, private security and juvenile offender settings. If you are already working in the field, a degree can help advance your career.
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It is important that students who plan to transfer after completing their studies at Onondaga consult from the beginning of their academic program with an OCC advisor and a contact at the transfer college to make sure both OCC's degree requirements and transfer requirements are being meet. You can view current information on transfer agreements on our Transfer Services page.

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"I realized that being on the force was what I really wanted to do. I could never go back to working at a desk." ~Amy S.