Associate of Science Degree
The Criminal Justice program educates and prepares students for careers in the Criminal Justice profession, including careers as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:
* Administration of Criminal Justice
* Law Enforcement Administration
* Forensic Lab Technician
* Forensic Computer Examiner
Criminal Justice graduates will be lifelong learners who possess current technical knowledge of the criminal justice system, communication skills to communicate effectively within the criminal justice system, and exhibit a thorough understanding of the interrelations between the criminal justice professional and society.
With an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, your career opportunities include positions in law enforcement such as police or customs officer, U.S. marshal, conservation or corrections officer, forensic lab technician, legal assistant, and more.
The GCC Advantage
The members of the Criminal Justice faculty are experts in their respective fields. Our small class size is accentuated by the professionalism and outgoing personalities of these instructors, and the GCC Criminal Justice program contains some of the latest technology available in this field of study.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Academic Advisor Listing
Sample Education Plan
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the legal procedures for gathering information about crimes, criminal procedure, and defendants’ rights.
2. Describe the process of the criminal justice system including the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional as it pertains to one of the chosen concentration areas: Administration of CJ, Law Enforcement Administration, Forensic Lab Technician, or Forensic Computer Examiner.
3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the interrelations, ethics, and role expectations of the criminal justice professional in society.
It is the mission of the Criminal Justice program to prepare, educate, and train students for the Criminal Justice profession. Criminal Justice graduates will be lifelong learners who possess current technical knowledge of the criminal justice system, communication skills to communicate effectively within the criminal justice system, and an understanding of the interrelations of the criminal justice professional and society.
Location: Building A, Room A-10
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.