Criminal Justice Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 police administration fields

11 Hours

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

CRJU 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice

CRJU 1400 Ethic&Cultural Persp-Crim Just

12 Hours

General Education Area III - MATH 1111, MATH 1100, or MATH 1101

General Education Area II *

CRJU 1030 Corrections

CRJU 2020 Constit Law/Criminal Justice

12 Hours

General Education Area IV *

CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement

CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure

CRJU 2070 Juvenile Justice

12 Hours

SPCH 1101 Public Speaking

CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Just

CRJU xxxx Elective

CRJU xxxx Elective

12 Hours

CRJU 2090 Criminal Justice Practicum or CRJU 2100 Criminal Justice Externship

CRJU xxxx Elective

CRJU xxxx Elective

CRJU xxxx Elective


Elective(s): any CRJU courses not required in program, ACCT 2155, BUSN 1100, CIST 1001, ENGL 1105, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, PSYC 2103, PSYC 2250, EMSP 1010.

For the general educational courses noted with an (*), students can select from classes listed on pages 89-90. All associate's degree students are required to take a minimum of 15 general educational course credits. A minimum of one course must be selected from course Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV.