Everest College – Tacoma Now Enrolling For Criminal Justice Degree
Posted December 22, 2009on:
Criminal Justice Education Program Supports Community Law Enforcement Efforts
TACOMA, Wash. (December 23, 2009) – With 2,304,115 prisoners incarcerated in federal, state or local prisons and jails as of 2008*, the need for law enforcement professionals continues to increase. Everest College – Tacoma answers the call with its newest program, Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.
The 24-month criminal justice degree program is designed to teach students the necessary skills for an entry-level position in the law enforcement career field. The program also includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations and law enforcement agencies.
“Graduates from this new program will ultimately serve and protect our community,” said Tim Allen, president of the Everest Tacoma campus. “Our students will gain invaluable insights into the criminal mind, as well as learn communicative, critical-thinking, research and organizational skills as a foundation for a successful criminal justice career.”
Courses focus on:
- Criminal Evidence
- Criminal Procedure
- Criminal Investigations
- Criminal Justice Communications
- Introduction to Terrorism
- Introduction to Corrections
Everest’s Career Services team is dedicated to assisting students in finding employment upon graduation. Career opportunities for a graduate with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice include entry-level positions in corrections, probation, immigration, security, social services and administration.
Everest College – Tacoma, located at 2156 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402, provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in criminal justice, business, pharmacy technician, medical insurance billing and coding, dental assisting and medical assisting. Everest College has five other locations in the state of Washington including Bremerton, Everett, Renton, Seattle and Fife, and has more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit the Everest website.
* Statistics for 2008, as reported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.