Monday, July 13, 2009

New Criminal Justice program comes to Vol State

There’s more to criminal justice than catching bad guys and locking them up. It’s a complex system requiring in-depth knowledge and solid training. Volunteer State Community College has a new Criminal Justice degree and technical certificate program that can help give students an edge in law enforcement careers.

“This is for students who have an interest in criminology, police techniques, probation, parole, and corrections,” said Dean Phyllis Foley. “Ours is a more general degree that will help people in all of these fields. And there is a demand. We did a survey of area police departments and criminal justice professionals. The response was overwhelmingly positive.”

Courses starting this fall include Criminal Evidence and Procedure, Introduction to Criminal Law, Probation and Parole, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. Students will need 18 credits to get the certificate, which can usually be completed in a year. All of the certificate classes can then apply to a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Vol State fall classes start August 29. For more information visit or call 615-230-3231.


Criminal Justice Programs said...

Your post is nice. Now there are a lots of universities and colleges that are providing various Bachelor and Master degree in criminal justice. Degree in criminal justice provides a good career opportunity as a lawmakers, lawyers, political jobs, police officer, criminal psychologists, detectives and many more.

Criminal Justice Degrees said...

I have had many people ask me about the criminal justice degree program at Vol State Virtual Community Volunteer State Community College. Now I finally have a resource to send those folks to.