Criminal Justice

VC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice that will prepare you for an entry-level position in a criminal justice field.

Criminal justice professionals may work as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, probation officers, loss prevention specialists, and other similar positions.

Combining VC’s AAS degree with core curriculum will give you a solid foundation to transfer to your choice of a university. At VC, your success is our top priority and you can save thousands by starting your education here.  Be sure to visit a friendly academic advisor to create a transfer plan customized to fit the requirements of any university you choose. 

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James Martinez
Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: (361) 572-6449

Jessica Briones
Administrative Assistant II
Phone: (361) 572-6426


Degree Plan

The Criminal Justice Program also includes VC’s Law Enforcement academy that will prepare you for an entry-level position in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Coursework includes:

  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • Court Systems and Practices
  • Texas Government
  • Federal Government
  • Basic Counseling Skills

In addition to these degree and certificate programs VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department offers a number of other training courses in Public Service as well.


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