Criminal Justice (AA.CJS)

This program is designed for students desiring to enter a criminal justice field (law enforcement, corrections, probation, etc.) directly upon graduation or for students desiring to transfer to a university.



This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab


Course Outline

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MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

3.0
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

Focuses on an overview of the justice system with emphasis on the total system of police, courts, and corrections.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0
CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

Focuses on the fundamentals of investigation, crime scene applications, and investigative techniques and procedures. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the theory and practicality of investigation from crime scene to courtroom.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-156
Criminal Law

CJS-156
Criminal Law

A study of the concept of social order, examining criminal law. Crime is defined and examined as is criminal responsibility, mental state, physical act and other fundamental legal doctrines.

Course Outline

3.0
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IAI Life Science

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IAI Life Science

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
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IAI Physical Science

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IAI Physical Science

No Description Available
3.0
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0
CJS-166
Corrections

CJS-166
Corrections

Enables the student to develop an understanding of the current problems in correctional institutions. Sentencing trends, alternatives to incarceration, inmate life of population, and their effect on the system will be examined.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Focuses on the application of Constitutional law. Procedural responsibilities of the police as they apply to the constitutional rights of the individual will be emphasized.


Course Outline

3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
Second Semester
CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

Designed to familiarize the student with development and trends in the juvenile justice system. It includes delinquency prevention, causation of juvenile crime, and treatment and control of the juvenile delinquent.

Course Outline

3.0
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IAI Fine Art

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IAI Fine Art

No Description Available
3.0
SOC-282
Social Problems

SOC-282
Social Problems

An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.

Course Outline

3.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
1.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

64.0