Criminal Justice Program

All students who are interested in earning a Criminal Justice degree need to consult with the Program Coordinator Althea Seaborn prior to registration.  Please bring a copy of your transcript or placement test results to our meeting or attach a copy to an e-mail. 

Early registration for summer and spring 2011 will begin on April 18-April 28, 2011.  Online registration is available to students starting on April 1, 2011.  You may consult with me online by clicking on my name below and sending an e-mail, or you can call (203) 857-7096 to schedule an appointment, or come to my office during my office hours.  Students who are  interested in registering for CJS 290 Practicum in Criminal Justice for Fall 2011 will need to obtain the prior approval of the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. 

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Criminal Justice

Mission Statement

The Criminal Justice program is dedicated to offering a high quality education to students in the three parts of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  The program is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the skills needed to pursue careers in local state, and federal criminal justice agencies, corporate loss prevention and security, and not-for-profit social service organizations.  The program utilizes a variety of teaching methods designed to create a stimulating learning environment and to promote learner success.  Successful completion of the Criminal Justice Program leads to the Associate in Science degree.  


After successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue entry-level careers as local and state law enforcement officers, as support personnel in juvenile justice, social service, criminal law offices and the criminal courts, as well as in advanced positions in loss prevention and security and corrections.  Area employers actively recruit NCC students.  The NCC Career Center is a useful resource that is available to students. 


Those students who are interested in advancing their educational goals are well-prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to study for a Bachelors degree in criminal justice, public administration, pre-law or the social sciences.  Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are encouraged to consult with staff in the Counseling Office and to contact the school to which they wish to transfer to learn about specific school requirements. 


NCC Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club is a student led organization that provides an opportunity for individuals who are interested in criminal justice issues to come together for discussion, networking, and social activities.  In the past, the Club has toured correctional institutions in Connecticut and New York; observed court proceedings in the Connecticut Superior Court and the New York Supreme Court; sponsored panel discussions with law enforcement, attorneys, and judges on the criminal justice system and on underage drinking and drunk driving, hosted guest speakers; held book drives for incarcerated youth; attended plays on Broadway and at the Yale Repertory Theatre. 


Membership is open to anyone who would like to participate.  For additional information you may contact Althea Seaborn, Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program in West Campus Room 207, telephone (203) 857-7096, or e-mail