Social Science

Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The criminal justice program provides an academic foundation designed to prepare students for entry level positions or transfer to a baccalaureate institution. Note: Some jobs in the Criminal Justice System require mandated training not within the scope of this academic curriculum.

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • To demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of crime in society.
  • To demonstrate the necessary competencies and skills to advance in the profession of criminal justice.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Identify and describe the purposes of the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe principles, procedures and techniques involved in processing a case through the criminal justice system.
  • Explain the impact of crime on various components of society.
  • Describe and evaluate varied theories of crime and relate crime to other social issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and creatively in solving problems characteristic of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, ethical behavior and professional values.

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