Criminal Justice


CJ 204 Open Source Intelligence Gathering

Introduction to open-source intelligence (OSINT) and its use in law enforcement investigations.  Explores significant areas of intelligence gathering collected from publicly available sources.  Open-source intelligence gathering (OSINT) provides online investigative skills for the prediction, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of criminals.

Protect and Serve

Few careers are as rewarding as those found in Criminal Justice.  The nature of and responses to crime are important social phenomena that affect all of our lives.  Working together; law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies, and private organizations aid in the prevention and control of crime.  Up for the challenge? Find out more by contacting Public Safety Program Manager John Stewart ( or 425-388-9517).

Why EvCC?

Everett Community College has been a leader in criminal justice education for more than 30 years. At EvCC, you'll learn from skilled instructors who have extensive experience working in law enforcement. Practical, hands-on experience prepares you to work in the field.

An EvCC degree is valuable because to apply for employment, many law enforcement agencies require:

  • 90 credits toward a criminal justice or related degree, or
  • Two-year degree in a criminal justice program, or
  • Two-year degree in a related field of study

Major federal agencies require a bachelor's degree.

A college degree also increases your opportunity for a promotion and you're likely to earn more money over your career than an officer with only a high-school education.

Criminal Justice Degrees

EvCC offers two degree options for students interested in criminal justice careers.

  • Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (for transfer to Central Washington University or to start work immediately after graduation)
  • Associate in Arts and Sciences - Direct Transfer (for transfer to a four-year school after graduation)

Earn College Credit for Your Experience

EvCC may award college credit for learning that has taken place away from the college classroom.
Find out about Prior Learning Assessment.
Find out about Prior Military Training.  Military veterans may be able to receive college credit for Criminal Justice related military training.  Contact the Criminal Justice Program advisor, John Stewart, for more information.

Active Duty Military and Veterans

Begin planning now for your career in law enforcement. At EvCC, online and hybrid classes are available. Invest the time while you are continuing your military service to prepare for the next step in a rewarding and exciting career. For more information about using your military educational benefits, contact EvCC's Veterans Resource Center.