Criminal Justice | OCTC

Criminal Justice

Serve your community while promoting public safety.

Program Contact
Brock Peterson
Program Coordinator
(270) 686-4601
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What is Criminal Justice?

Have you always wanted to be a police officer? OCTC's Criminal Justice program can prepare you for a career in this exciting, challenging, and rewarding field. If you are cool under pressure and good with people, the criminal justice field might be for you. Our instructors are experienced law enforcement officers who have served in key positions with agencies in our region. Our students benefit from excellent classroom instruction as well as hands-on activities. Our graduates go to work at police and sheriffs departments, jails, and other agencies.

Police officer behind a car with a K9 unit.

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How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, OCTC has you covered. OCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Other Information

Most potential employers will require that graduates have a criminal background check and security clearance. A felony conviction or a bad driving record could keep you from gaining employment. Also, keep in mind that some agencies will usually have physical fitness requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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