Degree, Certificate or Diploma
What will you do
This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. However, jobs are available for students who earn an associate’s degree and want to directly enter the work force. Graduates of this program are prepared for careers such as police officers, child protective services workers, correctional specialists, drug enforcement agents, criminal justice administrators, and investigators.
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ENG 105 - Composition I
CRJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 111 - Police and Society
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
ENG 106 - Composition II
CRJ 120 - Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 133 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure
CRJ 130 - Criminal Law
CRJ 258 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
Total Semester Hours Required: 64.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Explain the mission of each of the 3 core components of the criminal justice system.
- Identify the correctional remedies available within the criminal justice sentencing process.
- Evaluate the importance of the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights as applied to each of the 3 core components fo the criminal justice system.
- Recognize ethical misconduct in the police, courts, and corrections components of the criminal justice system.
- Assess the inherent mental, physical, and emotional challenges police and correctional officers face every day in the performance of their duties.
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