Jul 30, 2021
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S. (code AAS.LEN.SOC-JUS)
Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.
This degree is part of the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute.
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.
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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Program Requirements: 36-39 credits
Elective (criminal justice): 3 credits
Criminal justice elective to be chosen from
Satisfied by SOC 111 requirement.
Fast Track Option
This program has a Fast Track Option for those holding a college degree.
Related Educational Opportunities
Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer.