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    Sep 23, 2018  
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.


The Criminal Justice degree is a two-year program that prepares students to become law enforcement or corrections officers. In addition to the technical skills and content, general education courses develop students to better handle social issues while performing their jobs.

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Appreciate the value of general education in any criminal justice environment;
  2. Communicate effectively, meeting the standards for criminal justice performance;
  3. Develop proficiency in carrying out the skills required of a criminal justice officer;
  4. Use current knowledge of criminal justice practices to meet the demands of the work environment;
  5. Think critically to meet the requirements of the criminal justice profession;
  6. Practice the ethical standards of the criminal justice profession;
  7. Show professionalism and effective interpersonal skills as a part of the criminal justice team and a member of the criminal justice profession;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of and develop an appreciation for the continuous learning required to practice in the criminal justice field;
  9. Accept diversity in the criminal justice environment and assess the ability to provide criminal justice services equally to all clients.

Third Semester--12 credit hours


Total Credit Hours: 61


1 Select from ENG 125S , BUS 223S , or ENG 122S .
2 See AAS mathematics requirement .
3 Select from ART 160S , CRJ 211S , CRJ 212S , CRJ 299S , SSV 212S , SSV 214S , SSV 237S , REL 121S .

Students who do not wish to attend the police office academy may substitute alternate coursework to tailor the degree to fit their individual educational and professional goals.  Examples of alternate coursework include, but are not limited to, the following: CRJ 211S , CRJ 212S , SSV 211S , SSV 212S , SOC 225S , PSY 225S , PSY 227S , PSY 230S , PLS 225S .