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Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Social Justice Option, A.A.S.


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Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S. (code AAS.LEN.SOC-JUS) 

Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.

www.aacc.edu/homeland/lawenforcement

This degree is part of the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute.

Degree/Graduation Requirements


Degree Requirements


Students who have career interests in a particular criminal justice agency, especially federal agencies, should consult with one of the criminal justice faculty to plan a program which is transferable to a four-year institution. Most police departments have specific requirements as to health, character and vision for entry-level employment. Students must determine if they meet these requirements before they enter the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice degree program.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses


AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.

  Click Here to View, Save, or Print a PDF Copy of the Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses for this degree     

 

General Education Requirements: 21-24 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 3 credits


See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics*: 3 credits


See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

*Students who do not complete a Computer Technology general education course must satisfy the Computing and Information Technology competency requirement with an elective.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


  • HEA 150 - First Aid and Safety - CPR 3 credit hours OR
  • EMT 104 - Emergency Medical Responder 3 credit hours
  • Students who are graduates of recognized police academies, current employees of fire departments, or current employees of EMT/emergency response agencies may request to have HEA 150  or EMT 104  waived. To do so, students should provide an official (department letterhead) letter to the Records and Registration Office stating that they are graduates or employees of one of the above agencies. Courses or training not approved for academic credit through the American Council on Education or through an institution accredited by a commission on higher education approved by the United States Department of Education will not be accepted for transfer credit or as meeting the waiver. Sixty credits must be completed to earn this degree.

Mathematics: 3 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


Program Requirements: 36-39 credits


Elective (criminal justice): 3 credits


Criminal justice elective to be chosen from

Additional Requirements


Computer Competency Requirement


Students who elect not to take a Computer Technology general education course must satisfy the computer competency requirement with an elective. See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement


Satisfied by SOC 111  requirement.

Fast Track Option


This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Related Educational Opportunities


Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings


Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements


Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer.

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