The Victimology program  is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on crisis intervention, community services, and victim rights. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice. 

Program Code

5392N Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Victimology

Other Degree Options

Certificates (CCLs)

Finding good employment can be a “competitive sport.” It can be challenging to find a job you enjoy that also includes fair compensation and valuable benefits.   Pursuing your education and training at Scottsdale Community College is a move in the right direction.  The Bureau of Labor & Statistics estimates that jobs in the Criminal Justice industry will increase over the next 10 years.  Earning a certificate or a degree provides graduates a competitive edge in their pursuit of a criminal justice career. 

Graduates are prepared to work in:

  • Policing
  • Corrections and Detention
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Courts - Bailiff or Support Staff
  • 911 Call-taker & Radio Dispatcher
  • Security
  • Enter the workforce

Representative job titles & median annual wages:

  • Police Officer ($61,050)
  • Correctional Officer & Bailiff ($43,510)
  • Probation Officer ** ($51,410)
  • Private Detective & Investigator ($51,400)
  • Communications Dispatcher, Support Staff ($37,690)
  • Forensic Science Technicians** ($57,850)
  • Federal Agent** ($79,970)

** May require additional degrees, certifications and/or education.

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, US Dept of Labor

To be determined

Walter Olsen
Justice Studies Program Director and Residential Faculty
Phone: (480) 423-6742

Katherine Stang
Forensic Science Program Coordinator
Phone: (480) 423-6270

Alexis Hale
Division Secretary
Phone: (480) 423-6599

Christina Nordstrom
Division Secretary
Phone: (480) 423-6273