The mission of the Criminal Justice program at Hill College is to prepare students for transfer degrees as well as successful careers in the students’ desired profession. We seek to provide comprehensive curriculum and hands-on technology that will allow students to be abreast of the most current and emerging trends in the field of criminal justice.
1. Students will effectively articulate factual information orally and in writing as applied to criminal justice practice.
2. Students will apply a professional code of ethics in exercising discretion and problem solving.
3. Students will explain the history and function of the three components of the American criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
4. Students will summarize the constitutional protections granted to individuals who come in contact with the criminal justice system.
5. Students will describe the historical developments that impact the nature and extent of crime in the United States, including the evolution of criminological theories associated with crime causation and prevention.
6. Students will explain the role of substantive and procedural law in the criminal justice process, including the major philosophies of punishment.
- Four Separate Areas of Study/Specialization Available
- Program Offered in Hill and Johnson Counties
- Certificate and Associate Degree Options Available
- Dual Admission Available with Several Universities
Hill College recognizes that criminal justice is one of America’s fastest-growing career fields. Hill’s qualified faculty and modern facilities ensure you are prepared to meet that demand. Our criminal justice program provides five areas of study/specialization, with certificate and associate degree options offered at both the Hillsboro and Cleburne campuses. Additionally, you may choose from an associate of arts or an associate of applied science degree.
In the program, you can gain a successful foundation in areas such as law enforcement, corrections, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, and evidence technology. Our curriculum offers you the theory and practical instruction necessary for students to be prepared for their chosen field.
Sampling of Classes:
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Court Systems and Practices
- Crime in America
- Fundamentals of Criminal Law
- Juvenile Justice
- Community Resources in Corrections
- Correctional Systems and Practices
- Criminal Investigations
- Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
- Police Systems and Practices
Certificate of Completion - Corrections
Certificate of Completion - Law Enforcement
Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Associates of Arts Education Plan
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
Corrections Educational Plan
Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement: Texas Peace Officer
Law Enforcement Education Plan
APPLY HERE for Adjunct, Criminal Justice position
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline is required. Candidates should have the knowledge base on how to teach via new instructional formats (Internet, 2-way video, etc.) or be willing to receive training on new formats.
RESPONSIBILITY: Adjunct Instructors are responsible for the planning of course materials, preparation of lectures, meeting all scheduled classes, clearly informing students of course requirements and fairly and impartially grading all students in accordance with the standards established by the institution.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Always accepting applications