Associate in Criminal Justice (AAS)

The Criminal Justice program at SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown is designed to provide students with the education they need for entry-level positions in the criminal justice and corrections fields. The program combines lecture and hands-on experience in criminology, the criminal justice system, juvenile justice, civil law, and private security. Plus, we include a general education component in our Criminal Justice degree program so that you can be confident you have received the quality education you deserve.

The program at is designed to provide students with the education they need for entry-level positions in the criminal justice and corrections fields. The program combines lecture and hands-on experience in criminology, the criminal justice system, juvenile justice, civil law, and private security. Plus, we include a general education component in our Criminal Justice degree program so that you can be confident you have received the quality education you deserve.


The Criminal Justice program at SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown is not programmatically accredited.

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by its respective Institutional Accreditor to offer all of its currently available programs.

Broadly, across our Sanford-Brown campuses, over 60 programs are currently programmatically accredited. Some accrediting agencies require that a new program graduate its first class before the program is eligible for programmatic accreditation but we strive to run our programs according to the standards of our relevant programmatic accreditors and are committed to seeking programmatic accreditation for our eligible programs. This includes not starting the first class until the clinical site requirement is formally demonstrated, not over seating classes, ensuring the self-study process is part of the educational plan and making certain that the curriculum, facility, equipment, staff and leadership meet the programmatic accreditation requirements.

Find: Employment Rates and Other Student Disclosures

The curriculum includes:

  • The law and court system
  • Law enforcement methods
  • Private, Homeland, and Network Security
  • Corrections and parole techniques
  • The juvenile justice system

After completion of this innovative AAS Degree in Criminal Justice program, students should be prepared for a rewarding career in Criminal Justice. Career opportunities available may include Corrections, Security Officer, or Parole Officer.

Criminal Justice Careers: What You Need to Know

Before you graduate, a good way to get your foot in the door of your top Criminal Justice career choice is with internships. Internships provide an opportunity for full-time work under a qualified professional who acts as a mentor. Some internships can be completed in the summer, so you don't have to attend class simultaneously.

State and federal governments look for a criminal justice program background when they hire police officers, state troopers, jail wardens, probation officers and detectives. If you don't want to wear a badge, look into criminal justice careers as a crime scene examiner or a crime laboratory analyst. Private investigation offices are also a good place to find rewarding job opportunities.

If you are looking for a public safety job without government ties, hospitals, airlines, educational facilities, businesses, and retail stores hire security representatives to keep consumers safe. Another possible career is a custodial supervisor in a security institution to help provide safety for the institution's population.

Law firms offer criminal justice careers as legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers, and court administrators. Along those lines, government agencies employ criminal justice specialists to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. Many public and private agencies have criminal justice-related opportunities for planners, researchers, data analysts, and more.

You could work in criminal justice to help make the world a safer place for us all!

Is Criminal Justice right for you?

  • Does it bother you when crimes are committed?
  • Would you like a chance to make your community safer?
  • Do you respect the law and those who enforce it?
  • Would you like a career that can really make a difference in other people's lives?

What is Criminal Justice?

  • Criminology
  • Criminal justice system
  • Juvenile justice
  • Civil law
  • Private security
  • Homeland security
  • Law enforcement

Criminal Justice Program: Careers After Graduation

A typical criminal justice program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in public safety, from law enforcement to social work. Courses cover a range of topics, allowing students go get a well-rounded education in criminal justice. The SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown offers the training you need to help make our nation a safer place with its Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

The Criminal Justice Program offers a unique approach to understanding the causes of crime, the nature of law and social control, and the organization and management of criminal justice agencies. The Criminal Justice Program at SBI Campus incorporates both classroom and in-the-field knowledge with their exciting internships. Courses cover criminal law, criminal procedures, critical thinking, law and evidence, drugs in the community, introduction to corrections, juvenile justice, and more. In addition to the Criminal Justice specialization courses, students have the opportunity to take courses in psychology, sociology, science and literature, giving them a well-rounded education. Graduates should be prepared to work in many different Criminal Justice careers.

Completing a Criminal Justice Program can help prepare students for entry-level positions with various employers. However, some Criminal Justice students choose to further their education with graduate degrees. Graduate degrees are typically earned in the fields of psychology, public policy, law and medicine. Graduate careers include public defender, social worker, medical examiner, district attorney, and more.

The SBI Campus can help prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in criminal justice. The staff is knowledgeable and experienced; their professional guidance, along with your internship, can give you the industry experience you need to succeed. Don't hesitate! Start down the path to your future now with the Criminal Justice Program at SBI Campus!

Credits earned at SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown are usually not transferable to public or private non-profit colleges or universities.

To view a list of institutions Sanford-Brown does have articulation agreements with please review our Articulation List.

If you already know this is the program for you, you can click here to apply now!

If you have additional questions about this or other Sanford-Brown programs please complete and submit the Request Info form below.

Terms and Conditions

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive text messages from SBI Campus via its mobile text message provider.  You may opt out of receiving messages by texting the word STOP to 94576, or simply reply with the word STOP to any text message you receive from SBI Campus.

While CEC or its mobile text message provider will not charge end users for receiving/responding to promotional messages, depending on the terms of your mobile phone plan, you may incur a cost from your mobile service carrier to receive and respond to any promotional text messages (standard messaging and data rates/fees and other charges may apply).  Charges will appear on your mobile phone bill or will be deducted from pre-paid amounts.  Current participating/supported carriers are: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellcom, Cellular One, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, Element Wireless, Golden State Cellular, iWireless, Metro PCS, Nextel, nTelos, Plateau Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Viaero Wireless, Virgin, and more.

Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
- Discontinued Program - Associate in Criminal Justice (AAS)


Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 61%
    Campus Rate
  • NA
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016

Date Submitted: 11/2016

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.


The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.


- Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2012 and 10/15/2012 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 56%

Learn More  

Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.