Published or Revised January 25, 2017
PJC’s Criminal Justice Program offers 10 basic courses, plus special topics and internship classes. It is available in Paris and at the Greenville and Sulphur Springs Centers.
Classes rotate by semester, day and night and campus to campus, and to internet courses so students have the widest selection of courses at their preferred campus, day or night
PJC offers advanced criminal justice course options to those who are currently Certified Peace Officers seeking their AAS degree. Contact the PJC Criminal Justice Department for more information. TCOLE In-Service training throughout the year is available for those currently holding a TCOLE Peace Officer certification via the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Academy (LEA).
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office LEA offers TCOLE Police Academy training for qualified individuals pursuing certification as Texas Peace Officers. Call 903-453-6800 for more information, ask for the Police Academy coordinator.
PJC also transitions students into Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science program (BAAS). This affords students the opportunity to complete 86 credit hours at Paris Junior College, instead of the usual 60 credit hours, and transfer those to the BAAS program. This allows the student to complete the remaining 36 hours of study at Texas A&M University - Commerce.
PJC’s Criminal Justice Department offers an Associate of Science degree to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university as a criminal justice major (60 credit hours) and an Associate of Applied Science degree to prepare students for employment (60 credit hours).