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Criminal Justice

Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Criminal Justice program was initially designed to better facilitate transfer to Bachelor degree programs in justice related careers.  The program provides instruction in several fields including corrections, juvenile delinquency, security and law enforcement.


Coursework includes Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Community Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Investigations, Police Report Writing, Minnesota Criminal Statutes & Minnesota Traffic Statutes, Juvenile Law & Procedures, Human Behavior and Ethics for Law Enforcement, and Criminal Procedure.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Criminal Justice program is an Associate in Science (AS) degree (60 credits) designed for transfer to a bachelor degree program.

Program Start Date(s)

General course work can be taken any semester.  Some courses are not offered every semester so students are encouraged to meet with program advisors to plan ahead. 

Career Opportunities/Information

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year degree.  Criminal Justice-related careers may be in the areas of corrections, security, or law enforcement.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Additional Information

Program Website: www.rctc.edu/program/criminal-justice
Program Plan: www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs
More Information: www.rctc.edu/contact

Overview content updated: 2017-04-17
Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
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