* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.
Get started on a rewarding career in the growing field of private investigation at City College!
This is one of today’s hottest fields, growing at over 22% percent annually over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations(1). Our associate’s degree in Private Investigation Services will open the doors to a financially rewarding career that can include plenty of adventure and intrigue. In a short period of time, you could be conducting in-depth investigations and doing surveillance and forensic work.
Private Investigation Services Curriculum
City College’s private investigation program teaches students how to think and act like a detective. You’ll study with instructors who are seasoned professionals in the business, and get hands-on exposure to the strategies and techniques private investigators use to conduct their searches. You’ll also master the latest high-tech-information-gathering tools, learn how to conduct effective interviews and obtain statements, and observe many types of investigations.
When you graduate from our private investigation training program, you’ll be well prepared for a job in most private investigation services agencies. You can also go on to become a fully licensed “C” investigator after a year of internship or employment, which is a requirement of most agencies.
Core Courses Included
- Criminal Investigation
- Fraud Investigation
- Insurance Investigation
- Interviews and Statements
- Principles of Investigation