At Century College, you can choose from a variety of career and technical programs leading directly to employment as well as courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You will learn from expert instructors with access to innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Admissions Office will work with you to “discover what’s next!” Learn about the steps to complete the admissions process and register for courses. Do you have questions about Century College? Attend a Discover Century Information Session, schedule a campus visit, chat online, email or call one of our friendly Admissions Advisors.
With affordable tuition rates, Century College can save you thousands on your education. Learn about our tuition rates and fees, and discover options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. College can be affordable!
Each year, nearly 1,000 students apply for a Century College Foundation scholarship. While we awarded over 200 scholarships last year, many students are left empty-handed. With your support, we can ensure more students have the help they need to succeed.
The Continuing Education and Customized Training department can help you to get ahead in your career by offering a variety of non-credit workforce training and development opportunities. Through customized training options, Century College can work directly with employers to meet the training needs of employees.
Century College offers a variety of campus life opportunities to connect with others, gain leadership experience, be involved and have fun. Students can participate or cheer on the Century College Wood Ducks Athletic programs, become active members and leaders on campus or take advantage of campus recreational activities and art and theatre experiences.
Century College is committed to the success of each student. This commitment to student success and persistence is demonstrated by the numerous student services and support available in and out of the classroom, including academic resources, assistive services, student wellness options and planning support.
The Criminal Justice AS degree is designed to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts education as well as comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system to help prepare them for the rigors of the criminal justice profession. Coursework illustrates the social, legal, and ethical issues relevant to the criminal justice professional today. Completion of the AS degree also provides a foundation allowing student to transfer to a four-year academic institution.
Students are required to complete 80 hours of criminal justice related service learning to complete this program. This requirement will be met upon completion of CJS 2081 and CJS 2085 with a grade of C or higher. Students are advised not to enroll in both classes during the same semester.
Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
The Criminal Justice AS degree is intended for students who want to work in the Criminal Justice System in a non-sworn or civilian capacity. For students who want to be a sworn Law Enforcement officer it is recommended to pursue the Law Enforcement AS degree. Please consult with your Century advisor, counselor, or program instructors for more information.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This degree program is designed for both employment preparation and transfer. Some of the courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. An articulation agreement exists with this degree and Metropolitan State University.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
Examine the interaction between police organizations, the courts, corrections, and the community in the administration of justice.
Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of criminal justice personnel in the administration of justice.
Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of criminal justice professionals.
Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice or related fields at other colleges and universities.
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.