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Cayuga Community College launches new criminal justice degree program

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Cayuga Community College (CCC) has introduced an Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice, available from the Fall semester, to provide students with a comprehensive foundation for careers in criminal justice. Aimed at facilitating transitions to four-year institutions or entry into the workforce, the program offers a modern curriculum tailored for aspiring professionals in various criminal justice roles.

In a significant shift from its longstanding offerings, CCC will discontinue its two existing criminal justice degrees – Police and Corrections – in favor of the new AS degree. This decision reflects the college’s commitment to evolving educational needs, building on nearly 50 years of providing an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in the field. The new program distinguishes itself with five concentrations, including Crime Analysis and Intelligence, Homeland Security, and the unique Probation Officer Assistant Concentration, making CCC a trailblazer in Central New York for this specialization.

Additionally, CCC is developing the Oswego County Regional Police Academy in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, enhancing practical training opportunities for students. Supported by $400,000 in ARPA funding from Oswego County, the academy’s establishment at CCC’s Fulton Campus is poised to strengthen ties between law enforcement and academia.

For more information on the new criminal justice degree and the police academy, interested individuals can visit the college’s website at