Earn your Associate’s, Bachelors or Diploma Degree in Criminal Justice!
Platt College’s Criminal Justice program prepares you to enter the various occupational fields of the criminal justice system.
In the Criminal Justice program, students continue with additional in-depth study of key issues and workings of the legal system and explore the field’s key sub-areas of law enforcement, security, and corrections.
Security is a high priority in the United States, and the need for qualified professionals in this area is greater than ever. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that growth in the fields of corrections, private investigation, probation, and homeland security will increase in the coming years. The challenges presented to homeland security have increased the complexity of these tasks, making the need for highly-trained and prepared applicants even more important.
Platt College has developed a comprehensive curriculum in the Criminal Justice program that includes Introduction to Law & Ethics, Corrections, Private Security, Criminal Law, Criminology, Criminal Investigations/Report Writing, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Justice, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice/Terrorism, and Forensics. Students are introduced to many tasks commonly used by Criminal Justice professionals, using visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic approaches.
Platt College provides each student with valuable education and highly marketable skills. The Criminal Justice program will provide students with a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, and prepare them for entry-level positions in private security, investigations, corrections, probation, and other related fields.
The field of criminal justice offers some very exciting and rewarding career opportunities. With new breakthroughs in forensic technology and an ever evolving domestic and international criminal justice landscape, it’s almost a guarantee a career as a law enforcement or criminal justice professional will be anything but boring. There is an ever expanding list of criminal justice and law enforcement career opportunities that welcome individuals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Whether you’re interested in in criminology, psychology, political science, social work, engineering, forensics, chemistry, law or even accounting, you’ll find a criminal justice career suited to your interests and skill set. (http://www.careerprofiles.info/criminal-justice-careers.html#descriptions)
Legal foundation coursework includes Constitutional Law, Advanced Criminal Law/Trial Procedures, Immigration, and Laws of Evidence. Specialized courses in law enforcement, corrections, and security focus on specific issues that are particularly relevant for a graduate seeking employment in the field: Modern Policing, Police Administration & Management, Management in the Security Industry, and Advanced Corrections.
Platt College’s criminal justice program provides a solid educational foundation to pursue a variety of career paths in the field.
All programs include all coursework necessary to earn the basic CA Guard Card certification.
As part of its Criminal Justice 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.
Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.
Robert moved to California and enrolled in college, but was forced to drop out and work in order to send money home to support his family. A packing job at Amazon offered Amazon’s Career Choice program that provided paid college tuition in select programs. Among those programs was Platt College Riverside’s IT program. While working toward his IT degree, Robert was transferred into Amazon’s IT department and landed the job of Support Technician. Robert graduated from Platt College in November 2019, shortly before the pandemic hit. “What I love about my job is the ability to facilitate positive interaction between our IT professionals and our customers. Being able to provide solutions to issues and remove barriers in the workplace is very satisfying – despite the 6-feet of social distance that we must maintain for now.”
Kenny enrolled in Platt College Anaheim’s IT program in 2016 and worked at uBreakiFix. “Between my IT classes, my hands-on repair experience, and the fact that I worked closely with customers, I developed a confidence in my hard skills as well as my soft skills, and built a strong foundation for a future in IT!” said Kenny. Kenny was hired by J. Morita USA, a manufacturer of medical-technical products and a leading supplier in the fields of X-ray diagnostics and endodontics. “It‘s my job to work with the doctor or dentist’s office personnel to get the equipment back up and running ASAP...I spend much of my day on the phone helping medical personnel with IT issues and I find it very rewarding! And the good news is that I can do my job from anywhere!”
Medical Administrative Specialist
Samantha Monsouir thought she had it all together, then came a pandemic. “When COVID-19 hit, like other students, I abruptly made the transition to remote learning. But not only did I have to transition, as a single mom, my 15-year-old daughter, a high school freshman, also had to transition to online classes. It really felt like a whole new, uncertain world for us.” But Samantha persevered and is on track to graduate as a Medical Administrative Specialist (MAS) in August 2020. Samantha is looking forward to starting her externship next month in a private doctor’s office.
Anne Balver always knew she wanted to be of service within her community. “I’m a very positive person who truly likes to help others. At first, I thought I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but quickly realized that my dream was to follow my real passion and ultimately work in the field of criminal justice.” Anne graduated from Platt College Alhambra with a degree in Criminal Justice. Her goal is to become a police officer and serve her community. Anne’s advice to others pursuing their goals?…“Always follow your dreams and never give up. Anything is possible.”
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
I attended Platt College Anaheim as a part of the very first graduating Diagnostic Medical Sonography class from 2016-18. I've worked at United Medical Imaging for the past two years and have grown so much...I obtained my Abdomen RDMS license in Feb. 2020 and currently working towards obtaining my RVT. If you find a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life and I have definitely found mine!