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Law and Criminal Justice

Law and criminal justice professionals study and apply the law in order to make a difference in their communities. Every community needs to protect people, property, infrastructure, data and personal information in a variety of settings. As security concerns have increased, some occupations in the field have become among the nation’s fastest growing careers.

Career opportunities include police officer, forensic investigator, private detective, cyber security analyst and transportation security officer, among others. Other law professionals conduct research, draft official documents, assist attorneys who provide legal advice and present cases in court. Combining academic theory with hands-on training, Trident Technical College prepares students for careers in criminal justice, homeland security, cybersecurity and paralegal studies. Courses are taught by experienced professionals and emphasize skills necessary to meet the demand for qualified professionals.


Law professionals tend to be service oriented. You must be assertive, analytical and inquisitive with a certain amount of skepticism and ability to work under pressure. You must also have good critical thinking and decision-making skills, oral and written communication skills, good interviewing techniques, computer skills and work ethic.

Transfer Opportunities

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, paralegal or pre-law can get their start at TTC. While some transfer students begin in the Associate in Arts program, the associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Paralegal also offer transfer opportunities. Advisors can help you determine which program will best meet your transfer goal.

Associate Degrees

Criminal Justice
Homeland Security Management
Management - Fire Service
University Transfer - Associate in Arts


Police Pre-Academy Training

Noncredit Continuing Education Courses (earn CEUs)

Law Enforcement/Security
Systems and Security

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Criminal Justice
Homeland Security
University Transfer