Criminal Justice (CJ)

Why Choose Mid Michigan Collage?

Mid Michigan College offers four criminal justice programs to accommodate various career goals including law enforcement, state corrections, and local detention.

For students interested in pursuing bachelor degrees in criminal justice, our AA Transfer degree allows you to complete your first two years at minimal cost.

Our programs provide our students the best opportunities to achieve the education, specialized knowledge, and skills needed to attain their career goals.

Instruction beyond the books

Our CJ instructors teach because it's a passion of theirs. During the day, they work as attorneys, judges, prosecutors, state police officers, and state and federal parole officers. They learn their students names, and they care about helping their students achieve. And they bring real-world, professional skills and knowledge into the courses that they teach.

Confidence in the making

We have your back. Our instructors and staff meet you where you are and push you to go further. Responsible, professional, and intelligent public servants are needed, and we are dedicated to training them at Mid.

Track Record of Success

Our transfer partners like Kirtland Community College and Delta College consistently report that Mid Michigan College's students come well-prepared and succeed at their Police Academies.

Mid maintains outstanding relationships with local, state, and county agencies to assist our students in finding meaningful employment in their criminal justice fields after they graduate.

Career Information

Students in Mid's Criminal Justice programs become police officers, local or state correctional officers, or pursue advanced degrees in criminal defense and law through our transfer degree.

Job/Career Outlook


  • Police Officers, Median Pay: $60,270/year or $28.97/hr
  • Corrections Officers, Median Pay: $40,580/year or $19.51/hr

Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*:

  • For Police Officers: 4%
  • For Corrections Officers: 4%

*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures.

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