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Criminal Justice Technology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A55180

This curriculum is designed to provide practical knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.

Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 0 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 0 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 0 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 4 0 16
Spring Semester-1st Year
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
POL ___ Political Science Req. 3 0 0 3
(Select one: POL 110, POL 120, POL 130, POL 210, POL 220)
_____ **Elective (Social Science) 3 0 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 18 0 0 18
Fall Semester-2nd Year
ENG 114 Prof Research Report 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying Issues 3 0 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 0 4
_____ **Elective (Human/Fine Arts) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 17 4 0 20
Spring Semester-2nd Year
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
CJC 151 Intro to Loss Prevention 3 0 0 3
CJC 170 Critical Incident Management 3 0 0 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3 0 0 3
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
_____ **Elective (Social Science) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 18 0 0 18
**See General Education Electives on pages 118-121.
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 52
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 04
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 71

Specific courses within the previous categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The previous curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Students who have completed BLET during the past ten years will receive credit for the following courses:

CJC 131 Criminal Law
CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence
CJC 221 Investigative Principles
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention
CJC 231 Constitutional Law