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Criminal Justice Specialists School
Criminal Justice Specialists School

U.S. Career Institute’s Online Criminal Justice School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on Your phone.

Start an exciting new career with online classes for Criminal Justice from U.S. Career Institute. The opportunities for Criminal Justice Specialists continue to grow and the many different job opportunities offer a bright future for our graduates. With law enforcement training from our criminal justice school online, you can work in courts, correction facilities, law enforcement, criminal investigation, even homeland security.

Whether your goal is to work as a bailiff in the courtroom, a crime scene investigator for the police department, a probation officer in the penal system or as a security guard for a private company, no day is typical. You'll always be ready for the unexpected and you'll enjoy every minute of an interesting job.

  • Criminal Justice professional salary – up to $53,800 per year!*
  • Criminal Justice jobs are projected to increase 2.6% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

What you will lear during your Criminal Justice classes

What You'll Learn In Your Online Training

Our Criminal Justice Specialist Course provides graduates with theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to obtain entry-level, criminal justice positions at correctional facilities and private security establishments.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • Psychology, Sociology and Crime
  • American Government
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Reports and Documentation
  • Corrections — Living Behind Bars and on Parole
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Criminology 101 and Criminal Law
  • Policing
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security

For the full course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. Criminal Justice Outline

Christopher Pimental Instructor

Criminal Justice Instructor/Course Expert

Christopher Pimental, B.A.

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Criminal Justice Program instructor Christopher Pimental earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He worked in the private security industry, including five years as head of security for a South American pharmacy company. He also served as a third-party fraud investigator for Walt Disney World, Allstate Insurance, United Healthcare, Liberty Mutual and Publix Supermarkets. For nearly a decade, Mr. Pimental presented seminars on non-polygraph lie detection. He taught writing at Espiritu Santo University for seven years. He currently owns and operates a restaurant in Ecuador.

Career Outlook & Program That
Fits Your Life



Number of Jobs


Job Growth by 2032


U.S. Career Institute’s online Criminal Justice school will teach you everything you need to know to start a new career as a Criminal Justice Specialist, no previous experience needed. And our self-paced online criminal justice school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online criminal justice specialist certificate program, there are no in-person criminal justice classes to attend and no schedules to keep.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Criminal Justice Course That Fits Your Life

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

“I enrolled in the criminal justice program and graduated recently. I absolutely loved the course. My instructor was very helpful as well. The affordability was perfect for me. I'm now able to get a higher rank in the security company I work for. Thank you U.S. Career Institute.”

Joseph B.

Online Criminal Justice Tuition and Financing

Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Criminal Justice Specialist program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Criminal Justice Specialist FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Criminal Justice Specialist?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful, it is a valuable tool that provides students with an understanding of the elements of the criminal justice system, investigations, and criminal law.
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Q. What does a Criminal Justice Specialist do?
A. This program is designed for individuals to obtain entry-level positions in the field of criminal justice which may include prisons, casinos, and private security firms.
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Q. How much does this Criminal Justice Specialist Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $789 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. What is the salary for a Criminal Justice Specialist?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Criminal Justice Specialists earn up to $53,800 per year*.
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Q. Is this Criminal Justice Specialist Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as an Criminal Justice Specialist?
A. Demand for highly skilled Criminal Justice Specialists can be found in such diverse roles as, work as a bailiff in the courtroom, a crime scene investigator for the police department, a probation officer in the penal system, or as a security guard for a private company.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Criminal Justice Specialist program?
A. Your studies in the Criminal Justice Specialist Program will include Crime Scene Investigation, Reports and Documentation, Corrections, Emergency and Disaster Management, Criminology, Criminal Law, Policing, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and more.
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Leadership Team

Leadership Team/USCI

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, average of Police and Detectives, Private Detectives and Investigators, and Security Guards, on the internet at Police and Detectives, Private Detectives and Investigators, Security Guards (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.