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Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career in 911 dispatch and other administrative roles with a criminal justice associate of applied science degree at Chemeketa.

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  • A Criminal Justice student in uniform using a laptop
  • Criminal Justice Students at vehicles
  • Criminal Justice Students in Self-Defense class

Why choose Criminal Justice?

Are you ready to be the lifeline for someone calling 911? Or would you rather work with prisoners at intake and release? Chemeketa's associate of applied science degree in criminal justice may be just the thing you've been looking for.

What will you learn?

Chemeketa's criminal justice program focuses on the principles and organizational components of the wider criminal justice field.

See Course Sequences for more information.

What will you do?

Graduates with a Chemeketa criminal justice applied science degree will be ready for careers in –

  • 911 telecommunications
  • Intake and release work at correctional facilities
  • Private and public security work
  • Investigative field work (such as a liquor control agent)
  • Insurance adjusting
  • License inspecting

    Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check and pass a ten-panel drug screening urinalysis conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check and/or the drug screening, program registration will not be possible.

    For more information call the Criminal Justice Program Chair, Megan Gonzalez at 503.584.7350.