Criminal Justice

The mission of the MWCC Criminal Justice Program is to provide students with academic preparation for career entry, transfer to four year institutions and life long learning through a broad based and comprehensive curriculum supported by community partnerships and guided by the demand of the criminal justice workforce.

State trooperMany area public safety professionals, including police officers, corrections officers, and federal criminal justice employees get their start at MWCC. The MWCC Criminal Justice program provides students with the option of selecting a law enforcement concentration or a corrections concentration. The law enforcement concentration emphasizes areas such as community policing, investigation, criminalistics, and administration of justice. The corrections concentration focuses on counseling and rehabilitation of offenders, probation, parole, community corrections and juvenile services. Criminal Justice is also a good foundation for those pursuing a career in law.

Transfer Options

For Criminal Justice student interested in continuing on for a bachelor’s degree, MWCC has transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities including Charter Oak State College, Hesser College, Roger Williams University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and University of Phoenix. We also have 3 Plus One agreements with Franklin University and St. Joseph’s College of Maine, where the student can complete an additional year at MWCC costs before completing their final year of their bachelor’s degree completely online.

For more program information contact R_Hillman@mwcc.mass.edu