Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Wenatchee Valley College - Wenatchee, WA

  • Associate Degree

The Wenatchee Valley College criminal justice program provides students with an understanding of the adult and juvenile criminal justice processes, its agencies, personnel and historical foundations. The program emphasizes the key components of the criminal justice system, police, corrections, juvenile justice, and judicial systems. Realistic, practical exercises, mock scenes and modern technical and scientific applications will be used to teach modern day American police practices. Students will study crime prevention and tactical crime and intelligence analysis and its importance to investigation and patrol divisions. Students will also study the psychology of victims, crisis de-escalation and intervention, and identification of social services available in the community. Computer literacy skills are required. At the end of the first year, students will have finished the certificate program in Corrections in which specific emphasis will be placed on the application of this education toward institutional and community supervision within the criminal correctional field. Successful students may attain an associate of technical science degree after two years of course work. English and mathematics courses require qualifying assessment scores or acceptable preparatory coursework in those subjects. See the course descriptions for details.

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