LSC-North Harris Criminal Justice Department

The Criminal Justice Field of Study program provides the practical skills necessary to manage the growing and complex challenges successfully and proficiently in the criminal justice system. The courses are designed to provide the knowledge needed to understand the institutions of the criminal justice process: police, courts, corrections. Students will acquire an understanding of the various components of the formal criminal justice process and emerging issues in in the field. 
The Criminal Justice Field of Study program will provide the academic pathway to an associate degree. The degree will open the door to a variety of career opportunities with strong employment prospects in a dynamic field. You will be qualified for many opportunities that exist in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, juvenile justice, administration, among many others. Lone Star College North Harris provides a supportive learning environment, and you will receive a quality education that you can afford. Our flexible day, evening, and online classes provide the flexibility you need for your busy schedules. Lone Star College North Harris provides tutoring services, veteran support, and support for students with disabilities. We want to help you succeed academically, personally, and professionally. 

Career Options

With an AA degree with CJ as a field of study from Lone Star College System, you can pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Police Officer
  • Police Dispatch
  • Private Security 
  • Private Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Bailiff
  • Fire Inspectors and Investigators
  • Loss Prevention
  • Victim Services/Support



Contact Information

Devethia Guillory 


Rafael Donoso

Traqina Emeka
Associate Professor

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