Criminal Justice Banner Carson Miller, 2015 SSCC Graduate

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1 Degrees/Certificates

2 Potential Career Opportunities

  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Detective
  • Sheriff/Deputy
  • Criminal Investigator

Employment OUTLOOK

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Meet Carson

"I finished my freshman year of college away from home, then decided to come back to my hometown and study Criminal Justice at Southern State. I highly recommend the criminal justice program to anyone interested in a public service job; whether it be in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, or private security."

"I chose Southern State for a few reasons. Since all of the criminal justice classes were offered at the Fayette Campus, it was very convenient. I saved a lot of money since I moved back home and tuition was much cheaper than it was at a state university. The student-to-teacher interaction that takes place in a smaller college like Southern State makes learning easier and more enjoyable. The instructors get to know you very well and that is important. Lastly, the program itself and the professors are what made me want to come to Southern State."

"From the moment I sat down in my first criminal justice class, I knew this was the career field I wanted to pursue and build my life around. It is not about getting a good job; itís about starting a career that I can enjoy for 20-plus years. There are always job opportunities in this career field, although they are competitive, hard work and dedication will get you there, and SSCC and its faculty will put you on the right path toward your career choice, just like they have done for me."

Plan your path to completion

Southern State Community College wants YOU to be successful at achieving your academic goals. We want to CONNECT you to the resources you need to be successful as a student and in life following graduation. If a degree in Criminal Justice is your desire, we have outlined a path to completion, just for YOU, that lists required courses to help you achieve your goals.

To assist with degree completion, we also encourage you to meet with a person from our advising team. This person will serve as your central resource for academic advising while you are at Southern State! They will help you with selecting courses that meet timely degree completion, understanding and managing satisfactory academic progress, and answering any questions you have along the way.

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Criminal Justice Degrees and Certificates


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree


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Criminal Justice
  • Robin Roche, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
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Criminal Justice

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Meet Robin

"It takes a courageous person to consider a lifetime role of protecting his or her fellow citizens. The law enforcement programs at Southern State will fully prepare that courageous student to enter a challenging yet rewarding career. Law enforcement personnel offer valuable contributions to making our communities safer places to live. But education doesn’t end with a degree or certificate from Southern State; it’s an ongoing journey. We encourage our graduates to enter their careers with enthusiasm, and always seek new education and training opportunities."



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