Criminal Justice Classes Being Offered in St. Martinville for First Time this Fall

South Louisiana Community College is expanding its Criminal Justice classes to its Evangeline Campus this Fall. This is the first time these courses, which will include Introduction to Criminal Justice and Police Process, are offered at the Evangeline Campus.

“Offering courses in communities across Acadiana is a response to the need of our local law enforcement agencies,” said Paige McGee, Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice. She noted several agencies were interested in the program for their officers.

“It makes sense to partner with these agencies to prepare the local workforce,” said McGee.

In addition classes will be offered online and face-to-face in the day and evening hours at our Lafayette Campus.

 Most recently, SLCC and Northwestern State University signed an agreement to benefit Criminal Justice students who complete their associate’s degree and want to continue on a journey to a bachelor’s degree.

The 2+2 articulation agreement allows students to complete two years at SLCC and smoothly transfer to NSU for the continuation towards a bachelor’s degree.

“Articulation agreements like this one are a win for both schools, our students, and our state. SLCC and Northwestern are preparing students to be work-ready upon graduation. This benefits our local and statewide law enforcement and corrections industries and our economy,” said Dr. Natalie Harder, SLCC Chancellor.

SLCC’s Criminal Justice program provides students with a foundation of the American Criminal Justice and Corrections Systems.

To learn more about the Criminal Justice program, contact McGee at


South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.