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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Program Mission Statement

The Criminal Justice Program at Aims is committed to providing students with the highest quality of academic and experiential coursework while remaining sensitive and responsive to the educational needs of each student. 

The program creates collaborative opportunities through which each student is fully engaged with the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge of law and social justice, the development of professional judgment, a deeper  understanding of the diverse identities of human beings, and ethical behaviors demanded by the multi-faceted fields of employment within criminal justice – to include corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement, forensics, social services, victim advocacy, and the private sector.

With the strong skills acquired throughout the program, including critical thinking, effective communication and problem solving, graduates of this program will be competent to compete for entry level positions within criminal justice.

Program Learning Outcomes (Curriculum Maps)

A curriculum map is a graphical illustration of the relationship between a program’s courses and the program’s student learning outcomes. Curriculum maps at Aims Community College identify the program’s mission statement (red), program-learning goals (dark gray), and expected program student learning outcomes (light gray). In addition, Aims’ curriculum maps indicate where learning outcomes are introduced, reinforced, and mastered. 


The criminal justice field and related professions employ millions of people. By earning a degree in criminal justice from Aims, you'll have a huge selection of career options in federal, state and local agencies and the private industry to choose from after you graduate.

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Management and Planning
  • Corrections
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Social Services
  • Probation/Parole
  • Computer Security Technician
  • Forensic Science
  • Private Investigation
  • Insurance Investigation
  • Corporate Security
  • Deputy Coroner
  • Crime Analyst
  • Specialist/Advocate
  • Victim's Assistance
  • And more

The Aims Basic Peace Officer Academy is approved/accredited by the Colorado POST Board.  That information can be verified by going to

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide, which lists commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be succeed in a particular program or area of interest.

POST Exam Pass Rates for Aims Academy Graduates