Criminal Justice - Enforcement Option

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Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Jeffrey Crouch - 860-215-9418

This 60-61 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.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
CJS* K100 Perspectives in Criminal Justice  
or or 3
IDS K105 First Year Experience  
CJS* K101° Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
SOC* K101° Principles of Sociology 3
  TOTAL 15
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  
MAT* K123° Elementary Statistics or higher ++ 3
PSY* K111° General Psychology I 3
  TOTAL 15
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 Elective @ 3
  TOTAL 15
CJS* K225° Forensic Science 3
CJS* K291° Criminal Justice Practicum  
or or 3
CJS* K294° Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice  
HIS* K____ History Elective 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective + 3
__________ Natural Sciences Elective ++ 3-4
  TOTAL 15-16


° 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.
@ Restricted electives are any CJS* elective or POL* K212 or HPE* K128 or ANT* K105 or PSY* K245.

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.