Criminal Justice, Paralegal & Law Enforcement

Associate in Arts

An Associate of Arts degree with a transfer track of criminology prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree. Students interested in these options should contact an Academic Advisor for more information.

Associate in Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

Prepare to work in corrections, juvenile justice, investigations, private security, homeland security, and crime scene investigations. Graduates may transfer to a university to seek a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of a law enforcement academy may receive college credit hours toward this degree. A variety of tracks are available depending on your career goals.

Crime Scene Certificate

  • Career Specializations:

    • Crime Scene
    • Homeland Security
    • Fingerprint Training
    • Private Security and Investigations
    • Victim Advocacy
    • Crime Analysis
    • Criminal Justice Technology Specialist

Criminology Program Contact Information:
Michael Reichard, Program Manager
Ybor Campus, Public Services Technology Building
2002 North 17th Street, Tampa, Florida 33605
813.253.7676, Email: 

AS Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting
Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegal or legal assistant responsibilities may include conducting research, preparing legal documents, analyzing information and interviewing clients.

Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting ATC - 21 Credit Hours
If you already hold a bachelor’s or higher degree, this certificate will prepare you for work in a law office, corporation or government agency. Qualify to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant Exam sponsored by the National Association for Legal Assistants.

Paralegal Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Sandag
Ybor Campus

Law Enforcement Training Academy - The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission was established by the Florida Legislature to oversee employment and training for law enforcement and correctional officers. The mission of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission is to ensure that the citizens of Florida are served by the most qualified, well-trained, ethical and professional officers in the nation.

Corrections Academy - The HCC Corrections Academy prepares Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Cadets with the necessary training required to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination.

Corrections Academy Contact Information:
Frederick Sails, Corrections Academy Coordinator
813.253.7954, Email