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Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
100% FULLY ONLINE
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
2 years
Annual In-State Tuition (KY)
$5,220
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$18,270
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
2 years
Total Credits
61
Annual In-State Tuition (KY)
$5,220
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$18,270
Earn your Criminal Justice degree online

As an online student you can expect the same level of instruction as campus learners. The coursework is equally challenging, and taught by the same college faculty who you can typically interact with by phone, text, email, or online chat.


The certificate or degree that you receive will be the exact same as those granted to campus learners and will not reflect that you obtained your education online.

Careers in Criminal Justice/Law
The field of criminal justice/law familiarizes students with the many components of the American justice system. It will teach the fundamentals of state, federal, and local law enforcement policies. Students also have the opportunity to explore causes of crime, the evolution of criminal justice, and how principles of justice influence society. Public safety has recently experienced positive “hiring shifts” according to LinkedIn’s Economic Graph. Career opportunities include law enforcement, security, courtroom operations, or the first step toward becoming a practicing attorney.
Annual Tuition Breakdown
For Kentucky Residents
In-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$174
Credits
30
Annual Tuition Total
$5,220
For Nonresidents
Out-of-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$609
Credits
30
Annual Tuition Total
$18,270
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About This College
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West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Established in 2003, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is a public community college located in Paducah, Kentucky.
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Founded in 1895, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the U.S. Department of Education’s regional accreditor for postsecondary education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Its headquarters are in Decatur, Georgia.