Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Planner for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - Social Justice (A.A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - Social Justice, A.A.S.

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

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: Provides students with the opportunity to develop the basic theoretical and technical skills needed for an entry-level position into various areas of the criminal justice profession.  Enhances the opportunities of in-service police officer students for promotion to higher levels of supervision and responsibility.  Provides a transfer basis for students who are seeking entry into police and criminal justice agencies having a four-year degree requirement. 

Additional Program 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.

Faculty Contact ( Darian Senn-Carter

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________


Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  
Students may substitute ENG 101A  for ENG 101
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER  
3 credit hours    
Wellness Requirement  
HEA 150 - Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED  OR
EMT 104 - Emergency Medical Care, CPR & AED  
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 U.S. Department of Education will not be accepted for transfer credit or as meeting the waiver.
3 credit hours    
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  
3 credit hours     
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
CJS 113 - Penology   3 credit hours     
LGS 215 - Criminal Law  (formerly CJS 215 - Criminal Law) 3 credit hours     
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours     
CJS 260 - Terrorism/Counterterrorism  OR
HLS 111 - Introduction to Homeland Security  
3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Biological & Physical Science GER  
3 credit hours    
BPA 162 - Business Communications   3 credit hours     
CJS 228 - Practices in Social Work and Counseling with Inmate Populations   3 credit hours     
HUS 100 - Introduction to Human Services   3 credit hours     
PLS 111 - American Government  
3 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CJS 225 - Criminal Justice Ethics   3 credit hours     
Technology Requirement  
CTP 103   is recommended. This requirement may also be satisfied by CLEP exam.
3 credit hours    
CJS Elective 3 credit hours    
Elective (consult with an advisor) 3 credit hours    
Arts & Humanities GER  
3 credit hours    


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