The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare the student for a full range of career opportunities in the field of criminal justice. The degree provides a strong background for employment with any of Southwest Florida’s many criminal justice or public service agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s offices, prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry.
The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology transfers directly into the Edison State College Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Public Safety Administration, as well as any public Florida college or university’s Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. For additional information on Transfer Services, contact the department at 239-489-9132.
Successful Personal Attributes:
- Strong ethical standards
- Open minded
- Able to work under stress
Related Knowledge and Skills:
- Communication skills
- Community knowledge
- Stress Management
- Human relations skills
- Leadership skills
- People skills
- Problem solving skills
- Negotiation/Mediation skills
- Police Officer
- Security Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
Criminal Justice Graduates May Earn:
An entry level worker can expect to earn $37,000 per year while an experienced worker can expect to earn $52,000 per year.*
There are approximately 172 annual openings in Edison State’s service district**
* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics Center, February 2009.
** 2008-09 Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
For additional information, including course schedules go to http://www.Edison.edu/academics/criminaljustice.php Or contact the program office at 239-489-9132.
The Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program
The Edison State College Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program is designed for student successfully completing Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission Basic Recruit Academies for Law Enforcement Officer and/or Correctional Officers. Upon completion of program prerequisites, qualified students are eligible for 12-16 credit hours of elective credit in the AS degree in Criminal Justice Technology. In addition, selected degree core requirements can be met through an accelerated study format. Course requirements for the accelerated study format will include research projects and essays. All coursework earned through the Academy Bridge Program will demonstrate advanced, independent, and critical thinking skills expected within college level coursework. For additional information,go to http://www.Edison.edu/academics/criminaljustice.php or contact the program office at 239-489-9132.