Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Read the full policy here.
The Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in the area of public safety. The program focuses on major issues concerning criminal justice as a profession. The program director and instructors have the responsibility to the community and the public to carefully screen and advise those persons choosing criminal justice as a profession.
All applicants to this program will undergo a criminal background check. This program is closed to all applicants with a felony record. It would be unfair for Indian Hills to allow a student to complete the entire criminal justice program only to be refused employment because of a felony or serious misdemeanor conviction. Students enrolled in this program will experience unique pre-employment qualifications, which may include passing extensive criminal and character background checks, physical requirements, polygraph testing, oral boards, drug screening and/or other requirements pertinent to current hiring practices.
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Arts degree, with a major in Criminal Justice.
Program Learning Outcomes
Understand the major subsystems in the criminal justice field and how each functions.
Understand the impact the United States Constitution has on various criminal justice components and their actors.
Demonstrate sound ethical values when making decisions in the criminal justice system.