A.S. in Criminal Justice
The A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice prepares men and women for a career of public service as a police officer, deputy sheriff, criminal investigator, or supervisor at local, state, and federal levels as well as transfer to a four year college or university. A great need exists for intelligent, well-educated personnel with a commitment toward professional growth in the justice system. The principles of criminal justice are enhanced by the range of courses in the general education pattern.
Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
- Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
- Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
- Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
|AJ 101||Introduction to the Administration of Justice||3|
|AJ 102||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 103||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|AJ 109||Criminal Court Process||3|
|AJ 112||Community and the Justice System||3|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|Narcotics and Vice Control||3|
|Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals||3|
|Introduction to Probation and Parole||3|
|Introduction to Corrections||3|
|Control and Supervision in Corrections||3|
|Correctional Interviewing and Counseling||3|
|Legal Aspects of Corrections||3|
|Introduction to Forensics||3|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Criminal Justice A.S. Degree will:
- Demonstrate an ability to write clearly and accurately about the administration of justice process using an appropriate vocabulary.
- Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking about issues in the administration of justice system.
- Demonstrate a comprehension and appreciation of the connections, contributions, experiences, and potential conflicts of various ethnic groups, races, and genders as they interact with the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate an awareness of sciences and emerging technologies as it impacts the administration of justice.