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Criminal Justice - A.A.S.

CJ Students Study

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Law Enforcement

Our CJ program is unique:

The program offers three distinct learning tracts which allows the student the opportunity to tailor their coursework for future career aspirations.

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Generalist

Students are provided a solid academic foundation that allows them to seamlessly transfer into the B. Tech in Criminal Investigation program at SUNY Canton. Students may also elect to continue their education in the B. Tech Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership program.

Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

One unique option of the criminal justice and law enforcement leadership programs is the opportunity for students to attend the St. Lawrence County David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy located on SUNY-Canton’s campus. In phase I of the academy, students are provided training and education in the areas of physical fitness, New York State law, Civil Liability, Constitutional Law and standard first aid/CPR, among other topic areas related to law enforcement.

Criminal Investigations

Convenient Courses in the Classroom or Online

Besides taking courses in the classroom, students have the option to take classes online at their convenience from anywhere on the globe. The Criminal Justice program offers both traditional face-to-face and online courses throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, in addition to online Winter and Summer sessions.

The Criminal Justice AAS prepares students for exciting careers as:

  • Federal Law Enforcement Agents
  • Police Officers
  • Latent print development
  • Probation or Parole Officers
  • Correctional Officers

Taking a look at the course descriptions will give you a feel for what you will be learning as you work towards your degree.


Our faculty and staff are seasoned professionals and belong to organizations such as:

  • IAI - International Association for Identification
  • IACP - International Association of Police
  • INEOA - International Narcotic Officers Association
  • American Criminal Justice Association - Beta Psi Delta
  • Military Police Regimental Association
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor's Society, Omega Upsilon
  • New York State Criminal Justice Educators Association
  • International Association for Identification (IAI)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

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» Program Description

Criminal Justice - A.A.S.
Curriculum Coordinator
Susan Buckley