Criminal Justice Career Option
Associate in Science - Criminal Justice and Public Safety Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG 095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||SOC101 satisfies Area 2||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|World View||Area 3 satisfied by program|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4 - see note*||3|
|Science & Technology||From Area 5||4||ENG095, a grade of C or better in MAT093, RDG095 or placement|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3||ENG095, MAT093|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Criminology||SOC207||3||PSY101 or SOC101|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||CRJ101||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Criminal Law||CRJ103||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Introduction to Corrections||CRJ107||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Criminal Procedure||CRJ211||3||ENG 111, CRJ 101, CR 103 or Instructor permission|
|Policing||CRJ220||3||ENG 111, CRJ 101, CR 103 or Instructor permission|
|Career Elective||CRJ275||3||All CRJ Core Courses or Instructor Permission|
Note* Students are advised to take MAT 181 to satisfy Area 4.
Note** Students interested in pursuing the Law Enforcement track are advised to take CRJ202 and CRJ208 as Career Electives. Students interested in pursuing the Corrections track are advised to take CRJ102 and CRJ203 as Career Electives.
The mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to prepare students for employment in various criminal justice related areas and/or for pursuit of Baccalaureate Degrees in criminal justice or other related fields of study by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and practices of the field.
Graduates that complete the Transfer Option can transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Graduates who complete the Law Enforcement or Corrections Tracks qualify for entry level positions in law enforcement, corrections or security at local, state, regional and federal agencies.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge, defend and critique the structure of the criminal justice system.
- Identify, demonstrate and evaluate knowledge of corrections, including its purpose and function.
- Explain the history and critique major theories of why crime is committed with a focus on criminal behavior.
- Identify and demonstrate knowledge of Courts including its purpose and function, be able to accurately discuss and relate criminal law and procedure and its constitutional basis.
- Identify and demonstrate knowledge of policing including its purpose and function, describe and assess the general responsibilities of the criminal justice professional including the professional’s responsibilities and governing ethics.
- Articulate and critique the role of data and research in the development of criminal justice and policy.