Criminal Justice Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
CJT3

Program Description
The criminal justice technology associate degree is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a criminal justice technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

A criminal background check will be completed prior to the first day of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090/ CRJU 2100) by most Criminal Justice agencies. Failure to complete and pass this criminal background check to the satisfaction of the internship site will prohibit the externship experience, thus, terminating the student from the program before graduation. Program director approval is required before registration of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090/ CRJU 2100).

Employment Opportunities
Entry-level positions in corrections, security, investigative, and law enforcement fields


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

 

18

Area I – Language Arts/Communication

Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Successful completion of POLS 1101 is required)

American Government

POLS 1101

3

(Choose ONE of the following)

Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCL 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U. S. History II

HIST 2112

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (Choose ONE of the following)

College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

44

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJU 1010

3

Corrections

CRJU 1030

3

Principles of Law Enforcement

CRJU 1040

3

Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice

CRJU 1400

3

Criminal Procedures

CRJU 2050

3

Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

CRJU 1068

3

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

CRJU 2020

3

Juvenile Justice

CRJU 2070

3

Criminal Justice Technology Practicum OR

CRJU 2090

3

Criminal Justice Externship

CRJU 2100

(3)

Elective(s)

CRJU xxxx

15

 

Total Hours

62

Elective(s): any CRJU courses not required for program completion and/or: ACCT 2155, BUSN 1100, CIST 1001, ENGL 1102, SOCI 1101, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, PSYC 2103, PSYC 2250, EMSP 1010.

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, CRJU 1010, and CRJU 1400