Most of Copper Mountain College's criminal justice students are female, and some criminal justice courses at the college are comprised entirely of women. Many of these women, the Hi-Desert Star article reports, are either single or are mothers with children to support.
The most popular classes cover correction systems and provide an overview of the prison system, parole, and probation.
In response to the increased demand for criminal justice degrees, the school has changed the program from part-time to full-time. Students graduating with an associate's degree in criminal justice can embark on such careers as social work, law, and emergency response.
In fact, criminal justice is the hot new degree all over the nation. Criminal justice programs introduce students to the systems, practices, and institutions of government directed at upholding social control, deterring crime, and the administration of criminal penalties. Students study the three main parts of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections.
If you're looking for a career with promise, then consider criminal justice. It remains one of the more promising sectors of the American economy in terms of job growth.