Criminal Justice

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 bachelor's degree.

For those already in service, the program provides professional development for promotion or career enhancement purposes. The degree of Associate in Science in Criminal Justice will be awarded upon completion of all requirements. Students with an associate 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

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
CRMJ101N Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ102N Criminology 3 0 3
MATH106N Statistics I 4 0 4
SOCI101N Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
        17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGL109N Oral Communications 3 0 3
General Educations Core Requirement: Science 3 2/3 4
CRMJ121N Criminal Investigations 3 0 3
CRMJ122N Law Enforcement Organizations 3 0 3
PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
        16
SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
POLS210N State and Local Government 3 0 3
CRMJ220N Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ240N Criminal Law and Prosecution 3 0 3
HUMA230N Ethics in the Workplace 3 0 3
CCOMM102N Principles of Communication 3 0 3
        15
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement) : Behavioral Social Science -OR- 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core  Requirement) : History/Political Science 3 0 3
CRMJ260N Criminal Procedure 3 0 3
CRMJ265N Corrections 3 0 3

CRMJ280N
CRMJ285N

Criminal Justice Internship -OR-
Criminal Justice Senior Project

 3 0 3
      12

Total 60 Credits

Upon the completion of the degree 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.

In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.