MANCHESTER, Conn. (April 4, 2019) – MCC’s Criminal Justice program is open for registration beginning as of April 8. An information session for students interested in Criminal Justice careers and the program curriculum will be held April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the SBM Charitable Foundation Building, room E202. For more information about information sessions, visit www.manchestercc.edu/info.
The Criminal Justice program prepares students for direct employment in criminal justice agencies and related fields, police, the courts and corrections, as well as for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs.
In addition, MCC’s student-run Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities to volunteer in the community, participate in field trips and to network with professionals in the field. Recently the club has participated in community service projects supporting a variety of causes from orphaned pets to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. A state-of-the-art Crime Lab offers students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in criminal investigations and forensic science
Students have the option of completing an internship for credit. In recent semesters, students have been placed in paid and unpaid internships at employers such as City of Hartford Police Department, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Connecticut State Police, the Public Defender’s office, MCC Police and other local police agencies and private investigations companies. Several of these students were offered permanent employment after the completion of their internships.
Degrees and certificates offered include Criminal Justice, A.S. and Criminology Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. Certificate offerings include Corrections, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Homeland Security. Credit for criminal justice core courses and electives may be obtained by students who submit military, police and criminal justice-related training and work experience for evaluation.
For more information, visit www.manchestercc.edu/cj.