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Criminal Justice

The field of criminal justice and human services is a broad one in which graduates may find a variety of options for employment. The program’s objective is to prepare students, those currently serving in a profession related to the criminal justice field or individuals who like to work with people and who have a strong desire to become employed in a helping profession, as well as those interested in pursuing a related career, with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in the field.

For a complete list of technical standards, program required forms, and admission procedures please go to the Health and Human Service department page.

Program Options

AAS Degree-Criminal Justice Technology

The Associate in Applied Science major in Criminal Justice Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment in law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, detention centers, and corporate/industrial security.

Complete CPT-170
Complete Eng-101 or ENG-155
Complete HSS-205 or HIS-202
Complete MAT-103 or MAT-155
Complete PSC-201 or PSC-215
Complete PSY-201 or SOC-101
Complete CRJ-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-115 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-125 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-236 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-242 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Comlete CRJ-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-145 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-218 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-222 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-224 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-247 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-250 or CRJ-260 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete SPC-205
Complete SCI-150 or CRJ-202 (Minimum Grade C)
Take two courses from the following: CRJ-130 CRJ-230 CRJ-237 CRJ-246

Admission to the Criminal Justice Technology and Human Services Certificate Program requires qualifying scores on the College’s placement test, or SAT or ACT, and a high school diploma or equivalent. (No minimum math score is required for the Certificate in Law Enforcement or Certificate in Human Services.) Depending on placement scores, students may be required to take additional coursework.

Test Scores

Compass                                          
Pre-Algebra 54                                 
Reading 81                                       
Writing 70                                        

Asset
Numerical 43       Algebra 31    
Reading 42
Writing 41  
           
SAT
480 Critical Reading
540 Math

ACT
21 English
23 Math

SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the program.

Developmental Coursework
Grade of “C” or better in RDG 100, ENG 100 or higher and MAT 032 or higher

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level roles in law enforcement and corrections. Employees of law enforcement agencies are subject to criminal background investigations in addition to polygraph examinations and drug screenings. Agencies may also stipulate physical fitness and driving license requirements.

Complete CRJ-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-115 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-140 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-218 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-222 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete CRJ-224 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete SCI-150 or CRJ-202 (Minimum Grade C)

Admission to the Criminal Justice Technology and Human Services Certificate Program requires qualifying scores on the College’s placement test, or SAT or ACT, and a high school diploma or equivalent. (No minimum math score is required for the Certificate in Law Enforcement or Certificate in Human Services.) Depending on placement scores, students may be required to take additional coursework.

Test Scores

Compass                                          
Pre-Algebra 54                                 
Reading 81                                       
Writing 70                                        

Asset
Numerical 43       Algebra 31    
Reading 42
Writing 41  
           
SAT
480 Critical Reading
540 Math

ACT
21 English
23 Math

SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the program.

Developmental Coursework
Grade of “C” or better in RDG 100, ENG 100 or higher and MAT 032 or higher

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