Criminal Justice Pathway

11th and 12th Graders


Successful completion of this pathway could provide students with the skills needed for a variety of entry-level positions within the criminal justice field. Areas include employment in community-based and institutional correction facilities for adults and juveniles, and skills for criminal investigations, supervision, communications,
and reporting techniques, risk assessment, conflict resolution, law enforcement, and homeland security. Coursework also provides a strong foundation for those looking to continue at SCC or a 4-year college.

  • Tuition: $58.50 per credit hour. Scholarship opportunities available. No cost for students on free & reduced lunch.
  • Books/Fees: Provided at no cost.
  • Transportation: Provided at no cost from all home high schools.
  • Session Options: 8:15-10:15 a.m. (1st year only), 10:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (2nd year only)

Hear from a Pathway Student

Possible Careers

Criminal Justice grads may work in a variety of criminal justice-related fields including:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Corrections
  • County Court
  • Homeland Security

Field Trips

  • NE Supreme Court
  • Lincoln Emergency Communication Center
  • Nebraska State Penitentiary

Guest Speakers

  • Lincoln Police Department
  • Lincoln Police K-9 Unit
  • U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
  • Private Security Contractor
  • SCC Faculty Experts (Homicide, etc.)
Dual Credits Available

Transferability to some 4-year colleges

Year 1 Classes
Junior (or Senior if pathway is not full)
Year 2 Classes
Returning TCA Senior

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

CRIM 1010 (3.0)
Intro to Criminal Justice

CRIM 1020 (3.0)
Intro to Corrections

CRIM 1030 (3.0)
Courts & Judicial Process

CRIM 2030 (3.0)
Police & Society

CRIM 2000 (3.0)
Criminal Law

CRIM 2100 (3.0)
Juvenile Justice

CRIM 2080 (3.0)
Criminal Procedures

CRIM 2240 (3.0)
Ethics in Criminal Justice

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Related AA/AAS Degrees Offered at SCC

AA/AAS Degrees: Criminal Justice