The criminal justice field includes several career areas in addition to that of police officer. These include:
- computer forensics
- private security
Students may enter several employment fields or transfer to a four-year college.
The Iowa Lakes Criminal Justice program is designed for fulltime students or currently employed criminal justice personnel who wish to complete academic training. Field experience is taken in various agencies within the criminal justice system.
Any student applying for the Law Enforcement degree should determine if they meet the minimum hiring standards for the State of Iowa. They are contained in Section 550, Chapter I of the Iowa Administrative Code.