Procedures and techniques for criminal procedure and criminal investigation.
The Criminal Justice Program at Allegany College of Maryland provides students with hands on education relating to the core components of the court system: corrections, law enforcement, and court. Through the support of our local law enforcement, corrections, and legal community, our students have the opportunity to meet and interact with criminal justice professionals on a regular basis.
The Criminal Justice Program provides student with a variety of options for meeting their educational and career goals. Students who are seeking to gain employment in the field of Criminal Justice immediately following graduation are encouraged to take our Career Track Associate’s Degree Program. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year school to complete their Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to complete our Transfer Track Associate’s Degree Program to fulfill many or all of the General Education requirements of a four-year degree.
The Program also offers a One Year Certificate Program for students wishing to gain a basic knowledge of the field of Criminal Justice and a Letter of Recognition in Corrections which provides foundational knowledge relating to the field of Corrections.
Our curriculum is focused on Criminal Justice in the 21st Century and is designed to provide learning-centered opportunities for our students. Our faculty, with diverse backgrounds including corrections, community corrections, addictions treatment and the law, provide our students with a unique approach to their classes and are able to share their own personal experiences.
Our recent graduates from the Career Track Program are employed by the Department of Juvenile Services, Cumberland Police Department, Frostburg Police Department, Maryland State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, and many other agencies. Our Transfer Track students have transferred to a number of four-year schools to complete their studies.
Students will be able to read, analyze, and apply criminal justice texts, laws, and cases.
Students will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as required by criminal justice professionals.
Students will recognize common ethics-related situations encountered by criminal justice professionals, and will be prepared to respond appropriately.
Students will be prepared to work in the criminal justice field with sensitivity and recognition of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the discipline of criminal justice.
Our recent graduates have obtained employment with Maryland State Police, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Cumberland City Police, Frostburg City Police, as well numerous other agencies.
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic, lawful field of Criminal Justice.