Program specifics about earning a Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement A.A.S. Degree at Northland.
The Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers with city, state, federal, private, and other criminal justice agencies. While the Northland program is designed primarily for entry-level law enforcement, many students choose courses that lead to careers in other areas of the Criminal Justice system, such as public safety communications, corrections, and probation work. While the program provides pre-employment education for students who want to enter the field of criminal justice at the end of two years with an Associate in Applied Science degree, Northland also provides an Associate of Arts degree that transfers to a four-year institution. The Criminal Justice program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). After completing the skills training (also offered on the Northland campus) and completing a degree, students are eligible to take the state POST exam.