The TVCC Criminal Justice program is designed for students who plan to seek employment in various positions related to criminal justice, such as police patrol person, sheriff's deputy, alcoholic beverage control agent, game management officer, security officer, investigator of criminal and related offenses, state officer, police communications, and other positions related to the criminal justice system.
According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the overall employment for protective service occupations is expected to grow from 7 percent to 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on criminal justice careers.
This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas.
Degrees and Certificates Offered from the TVCC:
TVCC offers the Associate of Arts Degree plan for students interested in continuing their education at a senior college or university. The academic courses offered allow the flexibility for designing special curricula applicable to other bachelor's degree programs.
Criminal Justice - AA Degree, Liberal Arts Major
The Associate of Applied Science Degree provides for a two-year curriculum. Students who complete the core courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum may enroll in a Regional Police Academy for Law Enforcement to become eligible to take the examination to become Certified Police Officers in Texas.
Criminal Justice - AAS Program
The Certificate of Completion options specifically and directly relates to competencies needed for employment and potential advancement in a career field. A student may initially enroll in a Certificate of Completion program and later transfer the courses into the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Correctional Systems Certificate
Law Enforcement Certificate
Mr. Kendell Wellman
Ms. Donna Bennett
For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.