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Juvenile Justice (A.A.S.)


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Official Title of Major: Juvenile Justice, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.CJS.JUV-JUST

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

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

Purpose: Produces qualified practitioners with thorough knowledge and skills to assess, treat and manage children and youth offenders in both the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Students compare and contrast historical and current day philosophies of the juvenile justice system, to include social and psychological causations to delinquency and crime. Students study the legal and therapeutic distinctions between children and adults regarding legal representation and protection, due process of law, custody, sentencing, residential and at-home placements, treatment, education and community reintegration. 

Additional Degree Requirements

Students are expected to participate with their advisor in tailoring a mix of electives that will satisfy their own needs with respect to immediate and long-term employment.

Range of Occupations

  • Case manager I, II or III
  • Juvenile counselor
  • Law enforcement
  • Correctional officer
  • Community and family advocacy
  • Social services
  • Parole and probation
  • Juvenile and family counseling

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 24 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 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.

Mathematics: 3 credits


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

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits


Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Fast Track Option


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

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Analyze pertinent issues regarding juvenile justice 
2. Compare and contrast law governing adult and juvenile offenders 
3. Perform valid and reliable research
4. Exhibit comprehension of juvenile justice purpose/operations 
5. Analyze emerging trends in juvenile justice 
6. Observe punishment policies regarding juvenile offending 
7. Outline legal influences and public policy on children’s lives
8. Implement effective steps for case management 
9. Properly select and correctly use valid research sources 

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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