2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS

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PURPOSE: This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as local, state or federal law enforcement or correctional officers; commercial and industrial security officers; and private or government investigators.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subjected to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations and polygraph examinations.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Model appropriate and ethical behavior during criminal justice simulations.
  2. Identify and describe each component of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections), giving at least 2 examples of each part of the system.
  3. Explain the purpose of the juvenile justice system, including its history, rights of juveniles, and dispositional alternatives.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different theories for causation of crime.
  5. Analyze interactive approaches of law enforcement agencies and the citizenry they serve.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Philosophy or Religion Elective (choose 1): 3 Credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-61


1Students with strong computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

2Approved Course Substitutions listed above (ADJ 145 , ADJ 241 , and ADJ 245 ) may be used as an elective if not used as course substitution.

3Students are strongly encouraged to take their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

4Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.

5Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – Students should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

6Students should regularly check their advisement report in MyTyler-SIS.

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