Protecting our communities and their citizens is one of the most rewarding careers available. The Criminal Justice program, with an emphasis on private security/loss prevention, prepares graduates for employment opportunities such as loss prevention officer, security guard, correctional officer and jailer or transit and railroad police3.
CLASSES START April 8, 2019*
*Class start days may vary by location or program
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1. While some employers may not require this level of education, it can help better prepare you for the responsibilities of this role.
2. Program availability varies by location
3. Applicants for jobs in the criminal justice field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screenings may disqualify an applicant for a position in the criminal justice field. Additional government-required training programs or years of relevant experience may be necessary to obtain employment in this field.
*Certificate is awarded from the Phoenix North campus.
What Will I Learn
A Day In The Life
How Easy Will It Be to Get a Job as a Security Guard?
Protecting people and their property is an important job that comes with a lot of responsibility. You’ll help keep people safe, and make sure any suspicious activity is addressed immediately. Security guards will continue to be needed to protect both people and property because of concerns about crime, vandalism and terrorism6. In fact, employment in this field is projected to grow 6% nationally between 2016 and 20267.
What career options are available with an education in Criminal Justice8?
As a security guard, you’ll monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors and other people to guard against theft and maintain security. You’ll also answer alarms and investigate disturbances9
Investigator or Loss Prevention Officer
Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. 9
As a correctional officer, you’ll monitor the conduct of prisoners in housing units, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations and procedures, to prevent escape or violence10
Transit and Railroad Police
You’ll patrol railroad yards, cars, stations or other facilities to protect company property or shipments and to maintain order. You’ll also apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from the property, or coordinate with law enforcement in apprehensions or removals11
8. Applicants for jobs in the criminal justice field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may disqualify an applicant for a position in the criminal justice field. Additional government required training programs or years of relevant experience may be necessary to obtain employment in this field.
You believe in the power of the law, and want to dedicate your career to upholding it. Your criminal justice training will give you the tools you need to pursue your future in security or law enforcement. Carrington College’s Criminal Justice program combines classroom lectures and hands-on training covering everything from private security to terrorism.
Carrington College’s Criminal Justice program is built to provide you with the skills and training you need to be able to:
Display a working knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system
Have an understanding of investigative rules and methods
Gain the technology skills necessary for success in a criminal justice career
Explore various subjects concerning issues in public and private employment
How Does Carrington College Support Me As A Student?
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed, including:
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid12.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you13.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
12. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
13. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.