Police officer in car

SWCC has an associate of arts transfer plan available for criminal justice majors.  This plan is an option for students interested in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, security, private investigation, etc. 

The college has been working closely with four-year colleges and universities to develop transfer plans, specific to their colleges, in the criminal justice area.  Head to Transfer Guides by Major to view criminal justice transfer plans (look under the Liberal Arts heading) currently in place.  If you don’t see your transfer college on the list, talk to your SWCC advisor to determine the courses you should take while a student at SWCC.

Criminal justice courses are offered at the Creston campus, as well as at the Osceola and Red Oak Centers.

View the program outline

Potential Careers

  • Sheriff/police officer
  • Highway patrol
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) officer
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer
  • State criminal/forensics investigator
  • Court officer
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Probation officer
  • Parole agent
  • Correctional officer

InstructorSue Stearns, criminal justice instructor