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Degrees & Certificates

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  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice

    Associate of Applied Science
    Gain interdisciplinary knowledge of law and social justice while developing a deeper understanding of the ethical behaviors demanded by the multi-faceted fields of employment within criminal justice. This includes the areas of corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement, forensics, social services, victim advocacy, and the private sector.
  • Study the basic components of the criminal justice system in the US along with the historical foundation of policing systems and the emergence of relationship issues between law enforcement and community. Examine the history and elements of the correctional process and the criminal justice system. This is a liberal arts degree with designation (DWD).
  • This criminal justice certificate program is geared toward high school students interested in earning a criminal justice degree. Study criminal justice basics, policing and judicial systems, and correctional processes.
  • This criminal justice certificate program is geared toward high school students who earned the Level I certificate and want to continue earning credit toward a criminal justice degree while still in high school. Study constitutional law, English composition, human relation in social conflict, and criminology.
  • Peace Officer Academy Certificate

    Career & Technical Degree
    Take the first step toward Police Officer Certification and earn a POST board accredited police academy certificate at Aims, which is required to become a certified police officer in Colorado. In two semesters, learn basic law enforcement techniques, including arrest and control, driving, and conducting investigations. This certificate can be earned in 1 or 2 semesters. The 1 semester Peace Officer Academy Certificate is not Financial Aid eligible.
  • Police Studies

    Associate of Applied Science
    Working as a police officer requires honesty and integrity when working with the public and conducting investigations. The Aims Police studies program teaches you how to deal with the challenges and highlights of police work as you undergo rigorous physical and academic training to prepare for the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) exam.
  • Public Safety Bachelor of Applied Science

    Bachelor of Applied Science
    If you work in EMS, fire science, law enforcement or emergency management, earning a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration can broaden your skills and prepare you for new professional challenges.