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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice student imageThe Criminal Justice program at Trinidad State is designed to offer two options for students. The Transfer Ready Path allows students to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree prior to moving on to a university, and the Career Ready Path offers students the opportunity to develop work-related skills while gaining fundamental knowledge to enter the job market more quickly.

What will I learn?
A foundational career track for a student interested in entering the field of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole and criminology, is an Associate of the Arts Degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Students can complete the degree in as little as two years. Students can also opt to participate in the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (link to that program page) offered at the Valley Campus.    
Completion of these academic programs prepares students to succeed in a competitive and ever-changing job market. The growing trend in law enforcement requiring police officer’s and other industry professionals to possess a college degree makes the Criminal Justice program at Trinidad State an excellent starting point.

Why should I choose Trinidad State College?
Trinidad State College's unique advantage is that we offer field experiences and hands-on learning activities not present at many other institutions. In addition, our faculty is dedicated to student success and experienced within the field.
What is the location?
The AA designed transfer degree is offered on the Trinidad Campus only. The Valley campus, located in Alamosa, only offers the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy where students can earn a POST certificate.

Where can I transfer AA my degree?
The designed transfer degree including the schools that participate in the articulation agreement can be found here.


Sarah Sloane

Division Chair
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Davis 110
(719) 846-5690