Atlantic Cape Offers Associate Degree in Criminal Justice


Atlantic Cape Community College offers an associate degree in criminal justice for those considering a career in policing, corrections, the court system, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. The Associate in Science degree provides the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge graduates need to succeed in the workplace or in continued studies at a four-year institution.

The program offers expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field. The curriculum focuses on the criminal justice system, modern criminal investigative theories and procedures, on-the-job decision making and problem-solving and the ethical implications of police work.

Students take 30 credits in general education courses and 33-36 credits in criminal justice program courses. Required courses are: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, The Criminal Court System, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice Report Procedures. Graduates of a New Jersey police academy may be eligible for up to 16 credits toward the Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

For more program details, contact Dean Wyks, faculty adviser and assistant professor, Criminal Justice, and co-coordinator of Professional Studies, at or 609-343-4915.

The college is offering a variety of criminal justice courses during the spring semester, which began Jan. 17. Students may add classes to their spring schedules through Jan. 23 at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

To register online or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.



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