New Criminal Justice Program introduced in Tucson, AZ

November 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Tucson, AZ – Tucson College is opening up its doors to potential students interested in a Criminal Justice diploma. The Criminal Justice program provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system while emphasizing local, state and federal law enforcement. Courses are offered in Criminal Investigation, Court and Criminal Justice System and Private Security. Tucson College provides students with comprehensive curriculum, small class sizes and hands-on training, day and evening classes and financial aid to those who qualify.

Career opportunities as a correctional officer are available to graduates of the Criminal Justice program. Responsibilities include: supervising individuals who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory or penitentiary. Correctional officers, employed by State and Federal penitentiaries, preserve order within the institution and enforce regulations. Other career opportunities include law officer, airport security, crime scene investigator, criminal justice administration, homeland security and immigration.

Since September 11, 2001 there has been an increase demand for Immigrations officers and homeland security. Officers interview and examine people seeking entrance into the United States. They inspect passports and verify whether a person is legally eligible to enter the United States. Immigration inspectors organize reports, maintain records, and process applications for immigration or temporary residence.

Graduates of Tucson College benefit from career placement assistance in today’s competitive marketplace. “The job opportunities, the field—was wide open and welcomed Tucson College graduates. I could go anywhere I wanted.”—Renae Messner, Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician Graduate.

If you would like more information on this program, or to schedule an interview with Erin Perez, please call 949.222.0220 or email at

To Contact Tucson College:
Tucson College
7310 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
Fax: 520.296.3484