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Associate of Science in

Criminal Justice Degree

Program Description

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate degree in Criminal Justice is a unique way to master the concepts of the legal system, law enforcement, evidence handling, and crime scene investigation and prepares students to think critically about issues such as criminology, administration, criminal investigation, evidence, and procedures. The program covers such skills as the secure management, safe keeping, and control of suspects and inmates, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards.

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The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.
  • Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

Program Plan for Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

CJS 105Technology in Criminal Justice3
CJS 100Ethics in Law Enforcement3
CJS 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJS120Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CJS 130Intro to Justice Admin3
CJS 140Introduction to Criminology3
CJS 200Criminal Law3
CJS 223Criminal Procedure3
CJS 225Criminal Investigations I3
CJS 345Corrections3
 CORE TOTAL30
COM 202Effective Professional Communications3
ENG 160English Composition I3
ENG 170English Composition II3
MAT 130Concepts of Fundamental Math3
HIST 160American History I3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
 GENERAL ED TOTAL18
CJS 245Community Policing3
CJS 295Police Patrol3
CJS 310Police Management3
CJS 315Supervision of Police3
CJS 335Crime Scene Investigation3 
CJS 340Fingerprinting3
CJS 350Homicide Investigations I3
CJS 355Drug Enforcement3
CJS 360Investigation of Terrorism3
CJS 370Patrol Procedures3
CJS 380Computer Crime3
CJS 385Traffic Law and Accident Investigation3
CJS 397First Responders3
 TOTAL12 
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