Temple College offers an Occupational Skills Award, Associates of Applied Science, and an Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice. For students seeking to further their education, Temple College has developed numerous articulation agreements that allow students to easily transfer courses to four year institutions.

Temple College also offers technical credit for work experience in policing, telecommunications, and corrections.

Some Criminal Justice courses are transferable to all public 4-year colleges and universities in Texas for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Criminal Justice, including all Criminal Justice Specializations.

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Criminal Justice courses may include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Security & Loss Prevention
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Homeland Security
  • Forensic Science
  • Criminology
  • Court Systems and Practices
  • Police System and Practices
  • Tactical Skills for Police
  • Juvenile Justice System
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This certificate represents the requirements for TCLEOSE licensure. Only eligible students are submitted to this program. Contact John Briggs at (254) 298-8346 for information.

Gainful Employment Disclosure: Workforce Certificates
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If you are a Police Officer, Correctional Officer, Telecommunication Officer or any individual with practitioner experience in Criminal Justice please contact the Department Chair of Criminal Justice, Dr. Lesley Keeling-Olson, at lesley.keeling-olson@templejc.edu or 254-298-8634 to determine what credit can be transcribed for your professional experience.

Peace Officer Tuition Exemption

Temple College transcribes up to 31 hours of college credit for peace officers interesting in obtaining their degree in criminal justice. Additionally, the Texas Legislature approved tuition exemption for police officers. Police officers are exempt from tuition for criminal justice classes related to their criminal justice degree. Temple College must have a letter from your Chief or Human Resources Director that indicates you are a commissioned police officer in good standing before tuition is exempt and the letter must be renewed annually. All tuition exemption is processed through the Department Chair of Criminal Justice, Dr. Lesley Keeling-Olson.