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Criminal Justice (Career Program)

Brandon James Hoover, J.D., Program Director
Technology 206

This program provides a comprehensive approach to criminal justice education and is intended to prepare the student for a variety of career opportunities in the field. The curriculum has a two- fold thrust: (1) to prepare the student to be a productive and efficient criminal justice system entry-level employee; and (2) to provide the student a broad foundation of course work for further study within the field of criminal justice.

This is a career program and is designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. Students planning to transfer should consult with their advisor or the Advising Center staff regarding specific program and course transfer issues, and should consider the criminal justice preparation for transfer area of concentration.

Criminal Justice students must maintain the scholastic standards of the College and must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all required Criminal Justice courses.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Required Criminal Justice Courses

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Administration of Criminal Justice
Criminal Law
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Criminal Investigation
Introduction to Corrections
Juvenile Justice
Physical Education for Criminal Justice (Physical Education 128) or
Physical Education for Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice 128)
Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
Introduction to American Constitutional Law (Political Science 205) or
Introduction to American Constitutional Law (Criminal Justice 205)
Interpersonal Communications in Criminal Justice
Advanced Policing or
Cyber Law (Computer Technology 216)

Required General Courses

English Composition I
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
American National Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Speech Communication

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


English Elective- 3 credits

Laboratory Science Elective- 4 credits

Mathematic Elective- 3 credits



Criminal Justice 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 103 (Criminal Law) 3
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Sociology 101 (Introduction to Sociology) 3
Total: 15
Criminal Justice 102 (Administration of Criminal Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 104 (Criminal Evidence and Procedure) 3
Criminal Justice 106 (Introduction to Corrections) 3
Physical Education 148 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) 1
Psychology 101 (General Psychology) 3
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Total: 16
Criminal Justice 105 (Criminal Investigation) 3
Criminal Justice 115 (Juvenile Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 203 (Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice) 3
Criminal Justice 205 / Political Science 205 (Introduction to American Constitutional Law) 3
Criminal Justice 208 (Interpersonal Communications in Criminal Justice) 3
Total: 15
Criminal Justice 128 / Physical Education 128 (Physical Education for Criminal Justice) 1
Criminal Justice 210 or 216 (Advanced Policing or Cyber Law) 3
English Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Political Science 101 (American National Government) 3
Total: 14
Total Credit Hours: 60

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.