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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Banner Code: CRJL

Associate in Science

(60 credit hours)

The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology is designed to provide a solid foundation upon which students prepare for the analysis of social and human problems necessary for functioning within the criminal justice system.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will recognize the various theories used to explain crime causation and discuss efforts to prevent, reduce, and eliminate it.
  2. Students will compare the similarities and differences of the United States legal system to other countries’ systems.
  3. Students will identify the role of corrections in local, state, and federal government.
  4. Students will theorize how the diverse components of the criminal investigative process can impact a criminal complaint, from the initial report to prosecution.
  5. Students will discuss the evolution of policing, corrections, the courts, the juvenile justice system, and community corrections.

To be officially accepted into this program a student must:

  • have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
  • take a placement exam if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315, and
  • interview with the program coordinator before formal admission into the program is approved.

All students are required to construct their class schedules with the assistance of the A.S. advisor, who must approve all course alternatives.

First Year

Second Year

First Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Second Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Criminal Justice Technology General A.S. Total 60 Credits Hours

Program Notes:


  • may substitute alternatives for general education courses with the consent of their advisors.

The following are recommended Criminal Justice Electives:

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