The criminal justice field includes several career areas in addition to that of police officer. These include:
- computer forensics
- private security
Students may enter several employment fields or transfer to a four-year college.
The Iowa Lakes Criminal Justice program is designed for fulltime students or currently employed criminal justice personnel who wish to complete academic training. Field experience is taken in various agencies within the criminal justice system.
Any student applying for the Law Enforcement degree should determine if they meet the minimum hiring standards for the State of Iowa. They are contained in Section 550, Chapter I of the Iowa Administrative Code.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 43.0107
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Program Name: Digital Forensics Certificate
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 11.1003
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.
Associate in Science
Program Length: 68 Credits
Program Length: 25 Credits