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Criminal Justice - Enforcement Option

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Associate in Science


Program Coordinator: Jeffrey Crouch - 860-215-9418

This 66-67 credit program provides education as a basis for employment or further advancement in the criminal justice field. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in an enforcement-oriented nucleus and who plan to transfer to a four-year college. Students are urged to investigate and select the institution to which they will transfer as early as possible since each transfer situation must be planned to meet specific baccalaureate requirements. A minimum of 66 credits is required for graduation.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE - ENFORCEMENT CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
CJS* K101° Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS* K100 Perspectives in Criminal Justice  
or or 3
IDS K105 First Year Experience  
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
SOC* K101° Principles of Sociology 3
  TOTAL 15
SEMESTER II    
CJS* K211° Criminal Law I 3
CJS* K213° Evidence and Criminal Procedure 3
ENG* K102° Literature and Composition  
or or 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing  
HIS* K____ History Elective 3
PSY* K111° General Psychology I 3
MAT* K123° Elementary Statistics or higher ++ 3
  TOTAL 18
SEMESTER III    
ANT* K105° Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
or or 3
PSY* K245° Abnormal Psychology  
CJS* K201° Criminology  
or or 3
CJS* K202° Juvenile Delinquency  
CJS* K220° Criminal Investigation 3
CJS* K250° Police Organization and Administration 3
CJS* K253° Interpersonal Dynamics for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
_________ Restricted CJS Elective @ 3
  TOTAL 18
SEMESTER IV    
CJS* K225° Forensic Science 3
CJS* K291° Criminal Justice Practicum  
or or 3
CJS* K294° Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice  
PHL* K111° Ethics 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective + 3
__________ Natural Sciences Elective ++ 3-4
  TOTAL 15-16
  GRAND TOTAL 66-67

 

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 
+ Students should consult with their advisor for proper course selection.
++ Students wishing to transfer should check MATH/SCIENCE requirements at trasfer institution.
Students wishing to transfer should determine whether PSY* K245 or ANT* K105 has more relevance to their anticipated major.
@ Restrcited electives are any any CJS* elective or POL* K212 or HPE* K128.

Criminal Justice Enforcement, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. identify and explain the basic structures and functions of the criminal justice system.
  2. interpret the basic concepts and functions of criminal law.
  3. integrate multidisciplinary theories which constitute the basis for understanding criminality and victimization.
  4. apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of individuals and regulate criminal justice practices and procedures.
  5. discuss the importance of social and ethical issues confronting the criminal justice systems.

    Additionally, the graduate will complete the comprehenisve learning outcomes identified within the General Education Component.