Troy Cochran leads NOC Criminal Justice Program

Mike Seals - July 22, 2021 10:07 pm



One of the degree programs available at Northern Oklahoma College is Criminal Justice.

Classes are offered at NOC Tonkawa, NOC Enid, and the University Center in Ponca City on either ITV, Face to Face instruction or completely Online.

The program consists of academic courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Corrections, Investigations, and Sociology.  Elective courses offered include Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Evidence, Psychology, and Introduction to Addictive Behaviors.

Troy Cochran leads the Criminal Justice Program with many students receiving internships through various agencies across Oklahoma.

“We also have an award-winning criminal justice society club through the American Criminal Justice Association,” said instructor Troy Cochran.  “We go on field trips to various criminal justice locations as well as regional competitions in crime scene investigation, knowledge exams, physical agility and firearm shooting.”

Cochran is the Director of Criminal Justice at Northern Oklahoma College.  His primary areas of interest are in criminological theories, biological and sociological factors in serial offending and crime prevention.

He has over 10 years of law enforcement experience with the most recent being a Detective of Investigations with the Arkansas City Police Department in Kansas.  He has experience in patrol duties, homicides, sex crimes, financial crimes and many others.

He is an active member on the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety and a member of the International Association for Identification Kansas Division.  He has been awarded the police chief’s award and officer of the year twice.  Academically, he is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Cochran holds a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Christian College of Kansas and a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration on Behavioral Analysis from the University of Cincinnati and working toward his PhD in Criminal Justice and Online Learning Management from Walden University.

For more information about the program, contact Cochran at 580.628.6663 or at [email protected] .

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .



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