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Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career in 911 dispatch and other administrative roles with a criminal justice associate of applied science degree at Chemeketa.

Potential Salary$60,000

topics Social Service

Skills & InterestHelping People

CareersSocial Sciences

  • Student officers practicing an arrest
  • A Chemeketa law enforcement student practices making a traffic stop
  • A Chemeketa emergency services student practices responding to an incident

Why choose Criminal Justice?

Are you ready to be the lifeline for someone calling 911? Or would you rather work with prisoners at intake and release? Chemeketa's associate of applied science degree in criminal justice may be just the thing you've been looking for.

What will you learn?

Chemeketa's criminal justice program focuses on the principles and organizational components of the wider criminal justice field.

See Course Sequences for more information.

What will you do?

Graduates with a Chemeketa criminal justice applied science degree will be ready for careers in –

  • 911 telecommunications
  • Intake and release work at correctional facilities
  • Private and public security work
  • Investigative field work (such as a liquor control agent)
  • Insurance adjusting
  • License inspecting

    Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check and pass a ten-panel drug screening urinalysis conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check and/or the drug screening, program registration will not be possible. If you are arrested during the time you are enrolled in the program, you must notify the Criminal Justice Program Chair of the arrest. Your status in the program will be reviewed by the Criminal Justice Program Chair and the Dean of Emergency Services. A possible outcome of the review may be that you are unable to continue in the program. 

    Disqualifying Crimes

    For more information call the Criminal Justice Program Chair, Megan Gonzalez at 503.584.7350.