Criminal Justice Curriculum

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Diploma

The Criminal Justice Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to gain an entry-level position within the criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice Program provides the students an education that is competency-based and assessed according to the entry-level field requirements of the criminal justice field. These entry-level fields include, but are not limited to: police patrol, law enforcement operations, private investigation, corrections officer, victim’s advocacy and assistance programs, juvenile corrections, private and industrial security, court administration, loss prevention and entry-level investigative compliance. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 12 months. All course credits earned in this program are applicable to the Criminal Justice Associate of Science Degree and Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor of Science Degree Programs.

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
CRJ100 Corrections 4
CRJ110 Criminal Justice 4
CRJ115 Rules of Evidence 4
CRJ120 Private and Industrial Security 4
CRJ135 Ethics and Professionalism for Criminal Justice 4
CRJ175 Law Enforcement Operations 4
CRJ200 Criminal Investigations 4
CRJ245 Juvenile Delinquency 4
CRJ250 Police Report Writing 4
CRJ275 Victimology 4
CRT210* Critical Thinking 4
ENG101* General English 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
LAW210 Criminal Law 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 64

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Associate of Science Degree

The Criminal Justice Associate of Science Degree Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to gain an entry-level position within the criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice Program provides the students an education that is competency-based and assessed according to the entry-level field requirements of the criminal justice field. These entry-level fields include, but are not limited to: police patrol, law enforcement operations, private investigation, corrections officer, victim’s advocacy and assistance programs, juvenile corrections, private and industrial security, court administration, loss prevention and entry-level investigative compliance. This degree program also gives graduates the general education necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months. All course credits earned in this program are applicable to the Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor of Science Degree Program.

This program requires all the courses in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program as well as the following:

Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
BMG270 Leadership 4
BUS112 Personal Finance 4
COM208* Public Speaking 4
CRJ280 Chemical Dependency and Abuse 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
LAW256 Legal Research 4
MTH103* College Math 4
PSY202* Psychology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

January 1, 2014

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