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Law Enforcement

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Credit Purchase Program


A college degree is quickly becoming a prerequisite for employment by local, state, and federal law enforcement, court, and correction agencies.  The majority of criminal justice administrators stress the importance of a college education and an individuals educational background influences their opportunities for promotion and command responsibility in the criminal justice field.

Mineral Area College offers and Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in five areas:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Judicial Administration
  • Correctional Administration
  • Security Management

Click on the links to the left to receive more information for each degree within the Criminal Justice Program. 

For more information on our Criminal Justice Degrees contact the Criminal Justice Coordinator, Doug Ruess, at 573-518-2199 or or the Administrative Assistant, Paula Golden, at 573-518-2148 or