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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Criminal Justice Diploma

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The Criminal Justice diploma gives students the flexibility to choose courses of interest within the Criminal Jstice field that allows them to concentrate on the area of employment that they are choosing to pursue. Some of these career fields include Law Enforcement, Corrections, Judicial Services, traffic enforcement, inmate supervision, hunting regulation enforcement, and many more.

Indoor Simulated Firearms Range: Iowa Central Criminal Justice utilizes current state of the art Simunition firearms equipment that allows students the ability to learn basic firearms skills and tactics from qualified instructors on site. Students use two primary weapons systems: the Glock 17T and the DPMS AR-15T. These weapon systems utilize training marker rounds which are much like a “paintball” style round, but much more realistic. This training allows students the ability to experience practical hands-on skills that will help them in their future careers in the criminal justice system. These weapons systems are currently used by law enforcement and corrections training around the nation.

Iowa Law Enforcement Credit: Students who have graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy may receive up to 18 hours of Criminal Justice credit at Iowa Central Community College.

Program of Study: Criminal Justice is a two-year Associate of Applied Sciences Study Program offered at Iowa Central Community College. Students may enroll at any of the three centers for the general education portion of the program. The Criminal Justice program can be taken as a diploma program when 30 core semester hours are completed, or an Associate of Applied Science Study Degree program when 67 semester hours are completed.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 30
Campus: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, and Webster City
Department: Career and Technical Education
CIP#: 43.01070200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Providing students with a broad-based liberal arts education to help prepare them for the rigors of the criminal justice profession. 
  2. Preparing students for entry level positions in various criminal justice professions. 
  3. Helping to establish partnerships between ICCC and State, County and Municipal criminal justice agencies in our area. 
  4. Providing a foundation for AA degree students to continue their education at 4- year academic institutions. 
  5. Advancing the knowledge of the criminal justice discipline. 

Program of Study

Diploma Total Hours: 30


The following Social Science courses are highly recommended for students planning to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at a four-year institution: PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology , POL 111 - American National Government , SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology  and SOC 200 - Minority Group Relations  

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

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