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Criminal Justice, Emergency Response, and Legal Studies Department

Criminal Justice, Emergency Response, and Legal Studies


Welcome to the Criminal Justice, Emergency Response, and Legal Studies department. You will find a several degrees and certificates opportunities by visiting the following programs

Criminal Justice

Looking for a career in criminal justice or forensics? Prepare yourself for an exciting and rewarding career.

  • Phoenix College offers exciting learning opportunities in fields such as fingerprinting, crime scene photography, forensics, administration, and preparation for entry into other justice fields.
 Program Director, Administration of Justice Department: Bill Williams 602.285.7234, Building E113.

Emergency Medical Technology and Fire Science

Students can earn an Arizona State EMT Certification,Firefighter I & II Certification, a Certificate of Completion (CCL) and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

  • Our AAS Degree can transfer into the Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS) Degree program at ASU West or ASU East and Ottawa University.
  • If you are a current EMT we offer refresher courses every month that allow you to maintain your Arizona State and National Registry Certification. The department also provides additional training in Firefighting, Special Operations, and advanced EMS. Visit the links below for program information.
 Fire Science Program Manager: Dennis Dodt 602.285.7625
 Emergency Medical Technology Program Director: Scott Crowley 602.285.7383

Paralegal Studies

The program provides students with the education and training necessary to obtain entry-level employment in private law firms, corporations, governmental agencies, and other organizations such as insurance companies, real estate and title insurance firms, and banks.

  • The Paralegal Studies Program at Phoenix College is the largest program of its kind in Arizona and has been approved by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Paralegals since 1989.
 Program Director: Scott A. Hauert, Esq. 

The Criminal Justice, Emergency Response, and Legal Studies Department offers instruction in the following areas