Criminal Justice | ECTC

Criminal Justice

Serve your community while promoting public safety.

Program Contact
Dr. Robert Douglas
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
(270) 706-8490
GET STARTED TODAY (270) 769-2371


You could be enforcing the law and protecting citizen rights.

If your motivation is helping people and doing something different every day, a career in Criminal Justice might be just what you are looking for.  The Criminal Justice program will prepare you for entry into the field of police work and related occupations.

Police officer behind a car with a K9 unit.

Getting Started

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, ECTC has you covered. ECTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Most potential employers will require that graduates have a criminal background check and security clearance.  A felony conviction or a bad driving record could keep you from gaining employment.  Also, keep in mind that some agencies will usually have physical fitness requirements.

Field Licensure Requirements

Depending upon your choice of specialization, you may need to obtain additional certifications to work in the criminal justice field.  For example, if you choose the law enforcement track you will have to attend an academy to become certified.  However, no additional certifications are necessary to graduate from the program.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Request Information