Explore the Criminal Justice Program at NC


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Office of Executive Dean
Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573


Program Coordinator
Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7498

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Criminal Justice at NC

Police officers, detectives, guards, and correctional officers are employed to help safeguard lives and property. They enforce the laws and regulations that protect individuals’ safety and constitutional rights. The main goals is protection and service to the community.


Responsibilities range from controlling traffic to helping prevent crimes and investigating and arresting suspects. A few officers join specialized units that assist in crime fighting and apprehension of criminals.


Private police duties vary with the service provided by their employer. In airports, they help protect the safety of the traveling public and search for contraband. In retail stores, they often work undercover. In buildings and bands, guards help protect employees, merchandise and money.


Corrections officers provide direct supervision of incarcerated people while waiting trial. They help maintain order, enforce regulations, supervise programs, or work assignments, and help maintain the security and safety of other officers and detainees.


Probation and parole officers, case managers, and counselors assist offenders, either in the community or those that are incarcerated offenders, by identifying problem areas and developing plans of action to assist the person in sentencing assessments, and provide services for inmates, offenders, and their families.


The Criminal Justice Program at Navarro College is a two-year program designed to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, attitudes and experiences which enable men and women to function as Criminal Justice professionals as law enforcement officers, correctional officers and a multitude of various optional occupations in the criminal justice field.

Careers in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program can open the door to hundreds of job opportunities in many sectors of the economy:

  • Criminal Justice Corrections Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Criminal Justice Teachers
  • Dispatchers
  • Case Managers
  • Detective
  • Airport Security

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Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.


To download a copy of the report, please click on the link below.


Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate (.pdf)
Law Enforcement Texas Peace Officer Certificate (.pdf)
Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate (.pdf)

Degree Plans Offered

Criminal Justice (AA)
60 credit hours
Criminal Justice (AAS)
60 credit hours
Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate30 credit hours
Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate53 credit hours
Police Academy13 credit hours
OFFERED ON CAMPUS: Corsicana, Waxahachie, Online
PATHWAY: Public Service

Course Catalog

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July 6Summer 2nd 6-Week Registration ends
July 9Summer 2nd 6-Week classes start
August 22Fall Pre-Registration ends at 12pm
August 24Fall classes start


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or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.


Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110


Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office of Executive Dean
Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573


Program Coordinator
Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7498

Learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarships