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Heartland Community College

Why Criminal Justice?

Law enforcement professionals provide important peacekeeping functions. They also prevent crimes, investigate complaints, apprehend and assist in the prosecution of violators. Practitioners must work effectively with all criminal justice agencies, have knowledge of the court process and desire to protect the public.

With further education, you can work at the local, state and federal levels in fields such as law enforcement at the local, state and federal level, probation and parole, law, homeland security and child welfare system among others.

Why Heartland?

There are many reasons to study criminal justice at Heartland Community College:

  • Affordable
  • Dedicated, experienced instructors who work in the field
  • Small class sizes
  • Student-focused
  • Supportive environment
  • Transfer options to 4-year institutions

I want to learn more.


Applying to Heartland

Applying early is encouraged, so you can get the classes you need at the times you want. Visit to apply today!