May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.


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Purpose

The Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment or permit persons already employed in the field to upgrade their skills for advancement. Classroom activities are planned to provide instruction related to the skills needed in the criminal justice field.

Knowledge and skills gained through this program typically prepare for or upgrade the skills of those in positions such as Patrolman, Deputy Sheriff, Watchman/Guard, Corrections Officer, or Parole/Probation Officer. All students in this program must complete a common general education core and a career support core.

The full Criminal Justice Program is available online. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Students use critical thinking skills to identify facts and evidence in order to make decisions and apply the law.
  2. Students locate and interpret laws applicable to the specific situation.
  3. Students effectively document and write reports based on facts and evidence.
  4. Students identify effective communication skills and ethical behaviors in a diverse society.

 

Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 60


~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

 

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