Associate in Applied Science

Criminal Justice AAS-T

The Criminal Justice Workforce Program is designed to develop the proficiencies and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in Criminal Justice related career paths. Job possibilities after completing this degree include but are not limited to entry-level police officer, corrections officer in a prison or jail, or other criminal justice job that requires a 2-year degree or less.

This program assists the development of skills that employers are looking for and was specifically designed not to teach specific police or corrections tactics but to give a well-rounded foundation to any criminal justice related career.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Execute effective oral and written communication skills related to their discipline (e.g., report writing)
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Execute mathematical reasoning using methods appropriate to the profession
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Explain ethical decision making and know why high personal ethics is vital in criminal justice
  • PO4 Identify what is required to enter various Criminal Justice careers including knowledge, skills, abilities, physical fitness and agency specific standards
  • PO5 Demonstrate an understanding of the role and structure of leadership in Criminal Justice and how to employ leadership techniques 

The following recommended courses will prepare students for most entry-level positions. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in their area of study so that any needed substitutions can be made. The recommended courses prepare students for most baccalaureate institutions. Degree Requirements will vary with each college.

First Year

Fall Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Spring Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
5
1
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Year

Fall Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
5
1
Sub-Total Credits
11

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
5
1
Sub-Total Credits
16
Total Credits
91