Criminal Justice-AAS

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. 430104


Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice in as little as two years and be ready for a job in law enforcement, security or corrections. 

NWACC's Criminal Justice program provides you with knowledge of the criminal justice system and the various agencies and processes established by government to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws. As a program participant, you'll also be able to take advantage of internship opportunities to gain further hands-on experience in the field.

AAS specialization options:

  • Crime Prevention and Corrections

  • Forensic Science

  • Justice Studies

  • Law Enforcement

  • Child Advocacy 

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections and security fields.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell, Scholarships, loans

Refund Policy

Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students who drop their classes by the drop deadline, been dropped from a class, or a class has been canceled. See the Academic Calendar for the drop deadline for the current semester. 

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - ADHE

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$5,000.00 In-district refers to someone living within the Bentonville/Rogers school district.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$10,000.00 Out-of-District or Contiguous refers to someone living in Arkansas, but not within the Bentonville/Rogers school district. Students who are current residents in Adair and and Delaware counties in Oklahoma, and Barry and McDonald counties in Missouri.

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$20.00 per hour

Provider Status



One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone Number

(479) 619-3127

Last Updated

Oct 20, 2023


Oct 13, 2020


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