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.

Online Courses
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.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Criminal Justice (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
  Central Campus Day
 Central Campus Evening & Weekend
  Online
  Other US Locations (Bolling AFB, Camp Pendleton, Elmendorf AFB, Fort Lee, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Polk, Fort Richardson, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Wainwright)
  Europe
Criminal Justice, Corrections Specialization (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
  Central Campus Day
  Central Campus Evening & Weekend
  Online
  Other US Locations (Camp Pendleton)
Fire Protection(AAS)
60 credit hours, four semesters full time
 Central Campus Day
Fire Service Administration (AAS)
60 credit hours, four semesters full time
 Central Campus Day
 Online
Basic Peace Officer (CC)
24 semester hours, 720 classroom hours, six months full time
 Central Campus Day
Criminal Justice Studies with Specialization (CC)
30 credit hours, one-year full time
  Central Campus Day
  Central Campus Evening & Weekend
  Online
  Other US Locations (Elmendorf AFB, Fort Polk, Fort Richardson, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Wainwright)
Fire Protection(CC)
30-32 credit hours
 Central Campus Day
Fire Protection Technology (CC)
12 credit hours
 Central Campus Day