Criminal Justice



Prepare for a career in the Criminal Justice System. Training includes basic crime scene investigations, forensics, report writing, court functions, jail functions, interrogation skills, police functions and physical fitness. Students will gain a strong foundation in interpersonal and soft skills, which will help them in entering a career in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, jails, correctional institutions, and probation and parole.  The program will prepare students for military service, college, or employment in criminal justice. 

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Students who reach age of 18 before completing the program may earn their Arizona Security Guard Card, allowing them to work in the field upon completion.

Note: This is a dual enrollment program. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Criminal Justice Program. 

For announcements and updates about the Criminal Justice program, text evit to 89800.

Course Code LE10, LE20, LE25

Prerequisites  At least 6 high school credits, including 1 Math credit and 1 English credit, 'C' or better
No criminal history
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
2.0 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores
Length 2-4 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus

Certifications
Arizona Unarmed Guard Card

Possible Careers Police Officer, Police Aide, Correctional Officer, Probation Officer, Federal Agent, Attorney

Average Entry Level Salary $16-$20 per hour


It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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