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CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY (EVENING PROGRAM)

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Criminal Justice Technology

To educate and prepare graduates for employment in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Technology prepares students for a broad variety of careers in policing, corrections, courts, private security, and homeland security. The duties include protecting lives and property, enhancing community relations, enforcing laws, patrolling and responding to calls, collecting facts through investigations, conducting surveillance, writing reports, and controlling convicted offenders in a correctional setting or in the community.

Personnel in this vocation are employed by private, local, state, and federal agencies. According to the U. S. Department of Labor the annual income for criminal justice personnel is $22,000. The projected growth in job opportunities in criminal justice positions is in the 21-35% range for the next decade.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: CRJ, ENG, PSY, SOC, SPC

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 101 Introduction To Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRJ 115 Criminal Law I 3 0 3
CRJ 125 Criminology 3 0 3
CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 3 0 3
CRJ 239 Terrorism & Homeland Security 3 0 3
CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 3 0 3
18 0 18

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
CRJ 102 Introduction to Security 3 0 3
OR
CRJ 244 Probation, Pardon and Parole 3 0 3
CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
CRJ 130 Police Administration 3 0 3
CRJ 210 The Juvenile and the Law 3 0 3
CRJ 222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 3 0 3
CRJ 230 Criminal Investigation I 3 0 3
CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I 1 8 3
CRJ 251 Criminal Justice Internship II 1 8 3
OR
CRJ 246 Special Problems In Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
OR
ENG 238 Creative Writing 3 0 3
OR
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
32 16 36
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 101 Introduction To Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRJ 115 Criminal Law I 3 0 3
CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
CRJ 125 Criminology 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 130 Police Administration 3 0 3
CRJ 230 Criminal Investigation I 3 0 3
CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 3 0 3
CRJ 239 Terrorism & Homeland Security 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
9 0 9

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 102 Introduction to Security 3 0 3
OR
CRJ244Probation, Pardon and Parole 3 0 3
CRJ 210 The Juvenile and the Law 3 0 3
CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I 1 8 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
13 8 15

SEMESTER 6 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 3 0 3
CRJ 251 Criminal Justice Internship II 1 8 3
OR
CRJ246Special Problems In Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
OR
ENG238Creative Writing 3 0 3
OR
ENG260Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
7 8 9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Phil Purpura

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $17,000.00

Local Average Salary: $23,000.00

National Starting Salary: $23,000.00

National Average Salary: $30,000.00