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School of Legal Studies

Degree or Diploma inCriminal Justice

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yellow-ribbon-program1Earn your Associates Degree in

Criminal Justice

in as little as 15 months!

The Criminal Justice degree program at the Platt School of Legal Studies prepares graduates to pursue careers in law enforcement, criminology, corrections, court administration, victim services, security administration, and immigration.

Our Criminal Justice Degree curriculum balances theory and application to provide students with foundational knowledge as well as communication and organizational skills.

The program includes a study of the national criminal justice system, ethics, and an overview of criminal law.

Additional coursework focuses on specialized areas in the field such as correctional organizations, private security, criminal investigative techniques, juvenile justice, terrorism, and forensics.

General education courses in mathematics, English, speech, and psychology round out the curriculum.

As part of its Criminal Justice Degree curriculum, Platt College offers students the opportunity to earn their Guard Card certificate.

The College is authorized by the Bureau of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS), a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the state of California to offer this training, which includes  8 hour power to arrest training, as well as the additional 32 hours of training required (in various subjects) to become a licensed security guard in California.

Available at these Platt College campuses

The Associates and Bachelors programs in Criminal Justice are available at the following Platt College campuses:

Our Legal Studies Courses

CJ245 - Forensics

Forensic science applies scientific methodology to crime scene…

CJ215 - Juvenile Justice

This course examines prevalent patterns of juvenile delinquency,…

CJ175 - Criminology

This course will focus on an overview of criminology issues.…

CJ165 - Criminal Law

This course will be an overview of the criminal justice system…

CJ155 - Private Security

This course describes the history and the development of the…

CJ145 - Corrections

This course will examine the historical development and present…

Browse the entire Legal Studies Course Directory.

What Our Graduates Say

Tricia Carrillo

My experience at Platt College as a Paralegal student was memorable. I received my Associates and Bachelor degree here. The professors in the Paralegal program are very knowledgeable and work in the field. Real stories and experiences from the professors were great to hear. I learned a lot in this program and appreciate the knowledge they gave me to succeed in my future career. I would recommend Platt College to anyone interested in this degree.

Tricia CarrilloClass of 2011Paralegal Studies
Alma Perez

What I liked best about attending Platt College was the enthusiasm the instructors displayed about the courses. This type of environment helps motivate individuals to learn and be educated.

Alma PerezClass of 2009School of Legal Studies

Serving Southern California for over 25 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 25 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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