Criminal Justice Students
Criminal Justice Program

For almost 50 years, DMACC has been a leader in providing Criminal Justice Associate Degree education. The CJ program is designed to provide a general criminal justice education with academic emphasis in

  • law enforcement
  • corrections
  • homeland security
  • electronic crime


The Criminal Justice Program's mission is to meet the needs of the citizens of the State of Iowa and their criminal justice agencies. This is accomplished by:

  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 including law enforcement, corrections (including probation and parole), homeland security, electronic crime investigation and private security/loss prevention.
  3. Helping to establish partnerships between DMACC and area federal, state, county and municipal criminal justice agencies.
  4. Providing a foundation for AA or AAS degree students to continue their education at 4-year academic institutions.
  5. Enhancing knowledge about the criminal justice field.

Become a member of the Criminal Justice Club