Criminal Justice

Our programs are designed to provide students with the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in corrections, forensic science or law enforcement.

$26.19

Median Hourly Earnings

Police Officer
1,183 Annual Job Openings projected through 2021
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI October 2018. Your starting salary may vary.

Criminal justice covers a range of occupations. All of them require the ability to handle stress, potentially dangerous situations and a workload that can change by the minute. Our experienced faculty can teach you the skills it takes to enter a career in corrections, forensic science or law enforcement.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Corrections A.A.S. Provides the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in corrections or to earn credits for transfer to a four-year university to work toward a bachelor's degree in corrections.
  • Forensic Science Technology A.A.S. Provides the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in forensics or to earn credits for transfer to a four-year university to work toward a bachelor's degree in forensic science.
  • Law Enforcement A.A.S. Provides the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in law enforcement or to earn credits for transfer to a four-year university to work toward a bachelor's degree in law enforcement.
  • Corrections Certificate Provides the skills and knowledge it takes to begin a career in corrections.
  • Corrections Technology Certificate Provides college credits to students who are admitted into our Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy's entrance-level training program for correctional officers.
  • Investigative Forensics Technology Certificate Provides the skills and knowledge it takes to begin a career in forensics.
  • Law Enforcement Certificate Provides the skills and knowledge it takes to begin a career in law enforcement.
  • Law Enforcement Technology Certificate Provides college credits to students who are admitted into our Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy's entrance-level training program for law enforcement officers.
 

The instruction I received at Wor-Wic really helped me get a head start in my career. I completed my field experience at the Salisbury Police Department, which I think was instrumental in me getting hired after graduation. I have been working at the Princess Anne Police Department since 2002, advancing from the rank of police officer to chief of police.

Timothy Bozman, Princess Anne
1998 Criminal Justice Graduate and
Chief of Police at the Princess Anne Police Department

Get Involved!

Join the Criminal Justice Club and learn more about the different career choices in criminal justice, network with those already working in the field and keep in touch with current events in criminal justice.

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Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy

Wor-Wic's ESCJA is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) to conduct mandatory training courses for law enforcement and correctional officers.

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