Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program at Zane State College

The Zane State College Criminal Justice major emphasizes areas of criminal justice to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice profession which include local, state and federal law enforcement, court bailiffs, criminal investigations and criminology. Some of the career paths include, but are not limited to municipal police, sheriff’s deputy, court bailiff, security officers, and positions in the Department of Natural Resources, Homeland Security, local, state and federal correctional facilities, and probation/parole officers.

The degree program is designed to prepare you to enter the criminal justice field, are already employed in the field and wish to advance, and those who seek to continue their education at the baccalaureate level. Criminal Justice professionals play important roles in protecting the public and the administration of justice. Specific admission requirements are available from the Criminal Justice Program Director. 

Course Curriculum

Program Highlights

  • Criminal Justice offers a seemingly endless variety of career options
  • Students are on the forefront for positive social change
  • Instructed by professionals with at least 20 or more years of experience in the field

Program Video

Degree Details

Major: Criminal Justice
: Associate of Applied Science
Location: On Campus 
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Public Service


Criminal Justice Program Director: John Gibson,

Peace Officer Training Academy Commander (Police Academy): George Ayers: