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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Police Administration

Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program (A.A.S.) - Articulated Credit

Purpose: The curriculum in Criminal Justice prepares individuals for career services in law enforcement and related occupations. Supported by a broad general education, training is given to develop professional competence in the fields of law enforcement administration, police science, prevention and control of delinquency and crime, correctional administration, and industrial security administration. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the experienced officer.

Admission Requirements:

  1. General requirements for admission to the College.

Program Requirements:

  1. Complete ACC graduation requirements (see Table of Contents, Academic Policies and Regulations).
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 approved credit hours.

Upon satisfactory completion of program and ACC graduation requirements, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Total Credits Required for Criminal Justice Degree: 60

+ Denotes core requirement.
* Articulated credit from an approved and successfully completed high school program may substitute for this class.
** Capstone Course

Student who do not plan to attend the police academy should follow this plan:

Fall Semester

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practice 3
CJLE 1327 or Elective Group 2 Interviewing & Report Writing for CJ or Select from Elective Group 2 3
SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335 Public Speaking Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Spring Semester 2

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System 3
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3
BCIS 1305 or Elective Group 2 Business Computer Applications or Elective Group 2 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum 3

Fall Semester 3

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
CRIJ 2301 or CJCR 1304 Community Resources in Corrections or Probation& Parole 3
CJSA 2323 or Elective Group 2 Criminalistics II or Elective Group 2 3
Mathematics or Life & Physical Sciences Select from Math or Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Curriculum 3

Spring Semester 4

CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement 3
CRIJ 2328 ** Police Systems and Practices 3
CJSA 2332 or Elective Group 2 Criminalistics III or Elective Group 2 3
CJLE 2345 or Elective Group 2 Narcotics Investigation or Select from Elective Group 2 3

Students who are planning on attending the police academy should follow this plan:

Fall Semester

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practice 3
CJLE 1327 or Elective Group 2 Interviewing & Report Writing for CJ or Select from Elective Group 2 3
SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335 Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication or Argumentation and Debate 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Spring Semester 2

CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3
CRIJ 2313 Juvenile Justice System 3
CRIJ 2314 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts  Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum 3

Fall Semester 3

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
CRIJ 2301 or CJCR 1304 Community Resources in Corrections or Probation & Parole 3
Mathematics or Life & Physical Sciences Select from Math or Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Curriculum 3

Spring Semester 4

CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms 3
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 3
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 3
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 3
CJLE 1524 ** Basic Peace Officer IV 3

Elective Group 1

CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III (Police Academy) CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV (Police Academy CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law  

Elective Group 2

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications CJSA 1308 Criminalistics I
CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms (Police Academy) CJSA 2323 Criminalistics II
CJLE 1327 Interviewing & Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals CJSA 2332 Criminalistics III
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III (Police Academy) CJSA 2364 Practicum Criminal Justice Studies, LE
**CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV (Police Academy CJSA 2365 Practicum - Criminal Justice Studies, LE
CJLE 2345 Vice and Narcotics Investigation  

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For more information:

Associates Degrees
Call 281-756-3779

Police Academy
Call  281-756-3780

Civilian Handgun Training
Law Enforcement In-Service Training
Call 281-756-3774
Email Law@alvincollege.edu

 

For accommodations: 281-756-3531
TDD: 281-756-3845



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