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2013-14 Catalog 
2013-14 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Program Design

The Criminal Justice associate degree program offers students the opportunity to prepare for work within the various fields of criminal justice in both the public forum and private agencies. The curriculum consists of a strong liberal arts academic base supported by social science electives and criminal justice core courses. The latter are enhanced by electives in criminal justice, corrections and security services. The prescribed program also provides for free electives that may benefit the student’s educational awareness and career choice. Courses are available during the day and evening.

The program has strong relationships with many local and state agencies, colleges and universities. Students have been successful in transferring all program courses. A strong element of the program is a cadre of local professionals who supplement the regular faculty, serving as guest lecturers, adjunct faculty and intern sponsors.

Credit for criminal justice core courses and electives may be obtained by students who submit police and criminal justice-related training and work experience for evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Criminal Justice degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Have a general understanding and appreciation of the role of the criminal justice system at local, state and federal levels.
  2. Deomonstrate knowledge of appropriate codes of professional ethics and the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in criminal justice, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.
  3. Deomonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, judicial and correctional processes, legal institutions, and methods of law enforcement.
  4. Have a sound basic education in criminal justice for graduates who choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Criminal Justice Requirements

Total Credits Required: 60


ENG* 200  or ENG* 202  recommended.

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