The Protective Services (Criminal Justice) department follows the principles and guidelines of the Central Texas College mission - utilizing its resources to provide qualified, trained individuals for local, state, national and international public criminal justice agencies. Further, it assists students in making an intelligent career choice and assists the field in providing qualified employees by guaranteeing the performance of its graduates.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree plans are offered online for both criminal justice and corrections specialization. CTC Distance Education
See Class Schedules for specific course offerings.
Programs of Study
The Protective Services department adheres to the common course transfer core curriculum in criminal justice, assuring transferability of its courses to a variety of colleges and universities. Further, the department has articulation agreements with several high schools and universities in Texas, whereby courses taught at one institution are automatically accepted into the degree plans of the other if the student so desires.
- Basic Peace Officer (CC)
- Criminal Justice (AAS)
- Criminal Justice-Corrections Specialization (AAS)
- Criminal Justice Studies with Specialization (CC)
- Fire Protection Technology
- Fire Protection (AAS)*
- Fire Protection (CC)*
(*Offered at locations outside of Texas under Military Contract Obligation)