The field of criminal justice encompasses law enforcement, investigations, court and administrative services, corrections, private security, and juvenile justice. Each area requires individuals who can speak and write well, and who can work well with colleagues and the community. The individuals need to be skilled in management, investigative techniques, analysis of data, and critical thinking.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice A.A.S. will be able to:
The Fire Science Program prepares graduates to function as entry-level fire service personnel and emergency service providers and provides a pathway to professional advancement within the fire department for career personnel currently employed as firefighters.
The curriculum is a partnership between Prince George's Community College, the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI).
Graduates of the Fire Science A.A.S. will be able to:
The Associate of Science degree in Forensic Science provides the foundation for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's or a master's degree in forensic science. The program combines a science curriculum with hands-on experience in the collection, processing, and analysis of physical evidence in criminal cases. The incorporation of physical science, criminal investigation, and the law provides a comprehensive understanding of the evidentiary process.
Students learn investigative techniques and data analysis coupled with critical-thinking, verbal, and written communication skills that are essential for the constantly evolving forensic science disciplines.
Graduates of the Forensic Science A.S. will be able to:
The Paralegal/Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree helps students qualify as legal assistants aiding lawyers with procedural activities in the practice of law. These activities include research, alternative dispute resolution, interviewing witnesses, and drafting motions, interrogatories, and pleadings.
Legal assistants may work in government agencies, in corporations that have in-house attorneys, and in private law firms, or they may prefer to freelance.
Graduates of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant A.A.S. will be able to: