PCC to start criminal justice program with DCCC
Next fall Pratt Community College will partner with Dodge City Community College to start a criminal justice program.
The agreement was signed by the two schools on April 30 announcing the cooperation.
Students will be able to take courses on PCC’s campus via Interactive Television (ITV) from DCCC’s site.
“The need for qualified candidates for criminal justice and police science jobs continues to grow rapidly,” said Joe Varrientos, dean of technical instruction. “PCC chose to partner with DCCC because of that need so we can provide opportunities to students and the communities in our service area.”
Students who complete the 31 hour program will receive a certificate in Criminal Justice/Police Science.
For students interested in pursuing a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, corrections officer, highway patrol officer, Kansas Bureau of Investigation or military police or intelligence, this program provides the necessary coursework.
The year-long program will include taking courses on campus during the fall and spring semesters and having a summer internship, which is worth six credit hours.