Associate of Arts - AA
Centralia College offers online students two degree options. Our Associate of Arts (AA) degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice allows students the opportunity of transferring to many four-year colleges or universities with junior status. Please be sure to check with any institutions you may be considering for this option.
This degree encompasses 30 credits of Criminal Justice and 63 credits of General Education coursework. In fact, this degree provides a seamless transfer opportunity to our academic partner: Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. Saint Martin's offers both online or traditional bachelor's degree completion programs in Criminal Justice.
The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice is designed for traditional students that plan to pursue their Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.
Associate of Technical Arts in Criminal Justice
The Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree in Criminal Justice is designed for both traditional and non-traditional students. This degree prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, or the social services as quickly as possible. Most students can complete this program in 15-18 months.
This ATA degree includes 70 credits of Criminal Justice and 26 credits of General Education coursework. While not generally designed as a transfer degree, the Associate of Technical Arts degree will transfer to two Washington State Colleges. These are Brandman University in Lacey and the Evergreen State College in Olympia. We also have articulation agreements in place with Columbia Southern University and Waldorf College specifically for continuation into a bachelor degree program using online learning.