The Criminal Justice degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, the Court system, and Homeland Security. In addition, it also serves as the academic foundation to transfer on to complete a baccalaureate degree.

For those already in service, the program provides professional development for promotion or career enhancement purposes. The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Criminal Justice will be awarded upon completion of all requirements. Students with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice qualify for employment in various city, county, and state criminal justice agencies, and in the rapidly-growing private industrial security field.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTER CL LAB CR
ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
BCPT101N Computer Technology & Application 3 0 3
CRMJ101N Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ102N Ciminology 3 0 3
SOCI101N Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
        16
SPRING SEMESTER CL LAB CR
ENGL109N Oral Communications 3 0 3
MATH108N Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
CRMJ121N Crimninal Investigations 3 0 3
CRMJ122N Law Enforcement Organizations 3 0 3
PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
        15
Awarding of Certificates Total 31 CreditsSUMMER SEMESTER
General Education Core:  Behavioral Social Science 3 0 3
SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER CL LAB CR
POLS210N State and Local Government 3 0 3
PLGL260N Criminal Law 3 0 3
CRMJ220N Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
HUMA230N Ethics in the Workplace 3 0 3
CCOMM102N Principles of Communication
        15
SPRING SEMESTER CL LAB CR
General Education Core:  Science 3 0 3
General Education Core:  History/Political Science 3 0 3
CRMJ260N Criminal Procedure 3 0 3
CRMJ265N Corrections 3 0 3
CRMJ280N Criminal Justice -OR-      
CRMJ285N Criminal Justice Senior Project 3 0 3
        15

Awarding of Associates Degree Total 64 Credits

Program Specific (PS) Courses = 33 Credits -
General Education (GE) Courses = 31 Credits
 

Upon the completion of the certificate in Criminal Justice, graduates will be able to:

  1. Employ effective written and oral communication skills.
  2. Describe the components of the American criminal justice system, to include their history, functions, processes, and goals.
  3. Understand the application of technology within the Criminal Justice System.
  4. Understand the causes and effects of crime within our society.
  5. Understand the fundamental principles and techniques of criminal investigation.
  6. Describe the organization, management, and administration of criminal justice agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
  7. Explain juvenile justice system and the magnitude of juvenile delinquency in the United States.
  8. Analyze the different components of the correctional system.
  9. Discriminate the roles of police officers, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juries, and legislators in the application of criminal law.
  10. Apply the theories and principals of the Criminal Justice system to their practical application within the components of the system.
  11. Display the strong ethical qualities that reflect those within the field.
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