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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice encompasses the study of criminals, crime as a social phenomenon, and the criminal justice system as an interrelated whole. The program has been developed in cooperation with local and regional law enforcement and correctional agencies. The goals of the program are: (1) to enhance the skills of current and prospective law enforcement, correctional personnel, and other public service practitioners (2) to promote a professional perspective toward the justice professions.

 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

Students completing EACC's criminal justice programs are prepared to pursue careers in law enforcement and correctional facilities at the local, state, or federal level. After completing our program, students can anticipate an exciting career with the following job duties: 

  • Maintaining order to promote public safety and security.
  • Enforcing laws, ordinances, rules or regulations to protect people and property.
  • Patrolling, monitoring, or securing assigned areas or crime scenes.
  • Observing and appropriately documenting incidents.
  • Engaging in effective report writing.


Arkansas Median Salary: $37,070

National Median Salary: $61,050

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 13% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through

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Program Credential Credit to Credential  Program Documents Program Cost

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice



Associate of Science Program of Studies

Associate of Science Program of Studies (2+2)



Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice

60-61 Associate of Applied Science Program of Studies $7,220.00*
TC Criminal Justice
33 Technical Certificate Program of Studies $3,885.00*
CP Criminal Justice 15 Certificate of Proficiency Program of Studies $1,795*
    *Approximate cost of the program for in-county residents.
2+2 Agreements
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Discipline Outcome
Criminal Justice Objective 1 Use techniques within the criminal justice field to integrate the effective use of written and oral communication skills.
Criminal Justice Objective 2 Develop the ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information within the context of criminal justice related issues.
Criminal Justice Objective 3 Promote personal and global awareness by relating criminal justice concepts to the study of local, regional, and international concerns.
Criminal Justice Objective 4 Acquisition and application of theoretical and practical criminal justice oriented knowledge and workplace skills.

EACC's Core Competencies- Communicate, Think, Connect, and Achieve

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