Criminal Justice Technology

Associate in Science

Northwest Florida State College offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology and vocational credit certificate programs in Corrections and Law Enforcement. Students may complete a vocational certificate while working on the A.S. degree requirements. The A.S. and certificate programs provide students with the educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market.

The NWF State College Law Enforcement and Corrections Basic Recruit Academy programs require a separate application and entry requirements. The academy programs prepare students for state certification that qualifies graduates for city, county or state jobs throughout Florida. Certification also transfers to other states and training qualifies for future credits toward dual certification. NWF State College is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified program and the region’s designated Criminal Justice Training Center.

Program Details

  • 2-Year Program
  • 60 Credits

Class Options

Related Certificates

Career Outlook*

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, jobs are expected to continue growing through 2018. A more security-conscious society and concern about drug related crimes will contribute to the increasing demand for police services as well as trained correctional officers and other public safety professionals. The regional demand for Corrections and Law Enforcement Academy graduates fluctuates, but is generally strong. Both Northwest Florida State College Basic Recruit Academy programs boast excellent job placement rates for graduates.

Average or Median Salary

$24,000 – $34,000

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.