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August 18, 2016


Cowley College Criminal Justice program expanding


Cowley College is well known for quality education at an affordable price. There are many programs of study that can be taken but few have been around as long as the Criminal Justice program.

Cowley has had a strong Criminal Justice program for over 40 years and it is getting stronger every year. Despite the current political climate and media reporting, interest in law enforcement remains high. In fact, Cowley has seen a rise in enrollment in criminal justice courses. 

Due to interest and enrollment, and with a desire to serve as many students as possible Cowley College would like to announce plans to offer criminal justice courses through its Wichita Downtown Center.

Cowley College opened a new Wichita location in 2015. The Center is located at 532 S. Market behind the Doo Dah Diner. Courses offered through this location will be offered through a hybrid model which meets the demands of traditional students as well as the flexibility of working professionals. 

Whether you are seeking a new career or wanting a degree to enhance your current career these classes could be the perfect solution. Hybrid courses meet in class once a week so students can enjoy plenty of face to face with the instructor. The rest is online offering flexibility for working professionals. 

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, courts, or corrections these courses are for you. 

Criminal Justice courses offered at the Wichita location are scheduled to begin in October. Courses are scheduled to be instructed by Eric Smith, a former Wichita Police Department officer.  All instructors in Cowley’s Criminal Justice program have over a decade or more of work experience in the criminal justice field. 

Courses for the fall include Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminal Investigations. These courses can be taken with the wide range of general education courses already offered at the Wichita Downtown Center.

For more information contact Frank Owens at 620-441-5285 or Paula Phelps at 316-721-7104.