Aug 21 2017
New River Community College’s two-year police science program prepares students to work in the criminal justice field or transfer to a four-year college after completing their associate degree.
Savanah Wilson, NRCC graduate, enjoyed the college’s police science program because it gave her the flexibility to work full time and still pursue a degree. Wilson earned an associate degree in police science this summer.
“Having a strong family background led me to the decision to pursue law enforcement. I want to be able to make a difference for a family when times are tough,” Wilson explained.
The professors in the program make you think for yourself Wilson explained, which allowed her to understand every angle of a situation, whether it was from the police officer’s perspective, the victim’s perspective or the community.
Being able to take courses online interested Wilson in the program because it allowed her to attend classes and complete course work while still being able to work full time. Wilson said she felt very connected with the classes and professors while she was able to take most of her classes online.
“NRCC is a great program if you are interested in law enforcement or something related,” stated Wilson. “The professors are the key strengths of the program and are very knowledgeable about the classes they teach.”
The program covers theoretical and practical understanding of the criminal justice system and its components of police, courts and corrections and how each operates. Students are made familiar with concepts such as community policing, criminal and constitutional law, criminal and forensic investigation techniques and judicial process.
Registration is in progress. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 28. To see the fall semester class schedule, visit www.nr.edu/schedule. Current NRCC students may register for classes online by visiting their student accounts.
Prospective NRCC students may visit www.nr.edu/admissions/ for enrollment information or call the Admissions Office at 540-674-3603.