Harrison County Campus

Earn Your Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

Located on the Harrison County Campus, the Criminal Justice Technology program provides students the opportunity for entry-level employment in the field.

Career Opportunities

With an AAS in Criminal Justice, you’ll be ready for a position in law enforcement, corrections, and security. Some careers you may consider include:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Victim Advocate
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Security Specialist
  • Surveillance Officer
  • State Trooper

What Students Will Learn

This program provides the student with some core curriculum courses but focuses primarily on criminal justice courses addressing different aspects of the field such as police, courts, and corrections.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Criminal Justice Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Criminal Justice Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
CRJ 1313 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1323 - Police Administration and Organization 3
CRJ 1363 - Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 1383 - Criminology 3
CRJ 2213 - Traffic Law 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
CRJ 2313 - Police Operation and Ethics 3
CRJ 2323 - Criminal Law 3
CRJ 2333 - Criminal Investigation I 3
CSC 1123 - Computer Applications I 3
MFL 2513 - Occupational Spanish 3

Total Credits: 30/31

Criminal Justice Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
CRJ 1353 - Internship for Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1373 - Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CRJ 2393 - Survey of Criminalistics 3
CRJ 2413 - Administration of Criminal Procedure 3
CRJ 2513 - Juvenile Justice 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

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