Criminal Justice

Degree offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 63/64 (2017-2018 Academic Year)



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Through this course of study, students become familiar with the theory and use of lethal weapons and investigative techniques that are essential to effective administration of justice, including forensic and crime lab analysis, and criminal law.


Graduates are prepared  to transfer to a four-year college or university that offers a bachelor of arts in criminal justice.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to


  1. Identify the inter-relationship of the three parts of the criminal justice system.
  2. Demonstrate a professional manner before peers, professionals, and employers in the field.
  3. Complete an internship program.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
CRIM 100Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00
CRIM 210Juvenile Justice 3.00
CRIM 212Interview & Interrogation 3.00
CRIM 201Interview Interrogation Part I 1.00
CRIM 202Interview Interrogation Part II 1.00
CRIM 203Interview Interrogation Part III 1.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15/16 Credits

CRIM 124Policing/ Law Enforcement 3.00
CRIM 125Corrections 3.00
CRIM 120Narcotics and Drug Abuse 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
MATH 129College Algebra with Review 4.00
MATH 130College Algebra 3.00
POLS 101American National Government 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

 TAOC Category FOUR 
CRIM 133Domestic Terrorism & Home Security 3.00
CRIM 230Criminology Theory 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00

Fourth Semester - 17 Credits

CRIM 233Law Adjudication and Procedure 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
PSYC 208Abnormal Psychology 3.00
FINE 100Art Appreciation 3.00
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3.00
PHIL 110Introduction to Ethics 3.00
 TAOC Category FOUR