Austin Community College Criminal Justice Department

Statement of Purpose

The Criminal Justice Department at Austin Community College offers several educational programs that lead either to a "certificate" or an "Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice." The two primary purposes of each of these programs are: (1) to prepare students for continuation of their educational goals at four year colleges, and (2) to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system.

Vision for Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Department will be one of the best criminal justice programs in the state of Texas, providing up-to-date, innovative criminal justice education for its students. Our vision for a quality education for our students will be obtained by utilization of an excellent staff of criminal justice professionals committed to teaching students the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for employment in the criminal justice system, performing this function in the most cost-effective manner possible.