Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Police Administration

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

Purpose: The curriculum in Law Enforcement and Police Administration 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.

Potential Degree Plan
(Courses may be taken in any order as long as prerequisites are satisfied.)

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
First Semester

 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 
First Semester
   
+ Creative Arts or 
+ Language, Philosophy & Culture   
Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum 
Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

3

+ ENGL 1301

Composition

3

BCIS 1305 or 
COSC 1301 or

Business Microcomputer Applications 
Microcomputer Application


3

CRIJ 1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIJ 1306

Court Systems and Practices
3
     
 
Second Semester
   
+ Mathematics
Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum 3

+ Social & Behavioral
Sciences

Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum

3

**CRIJ 1310

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3

**CRIJ 2323

Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

3

**CRCR 1304 or
CJSA 1308 or
CJLE 2345

Probation and Parole
Criminalistics I 
Vice and Narcotics Investigation
3
     

Third Semester
   
**CJSA 2323 or
CJSA 2364
Criminalistics II
Practicum - Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement

3

CRIJ 1307

Crime in America

3

CRIJ 2301

Community Resources in Corrections

3

CRIJ 2323

Police Systems and Practices

3

Elective

Select College Level Elective

3
     

Fourth Semester
   
**CJSA 2332 or
CJSA 2365
Criminalistics III 
Practicum - Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement

3

CRIJ 1313

Juvenile Justice Systems

3

CRIJ 2313

Correctional Systems and Practices

3

CRIJ 2314

Criminal Investigation

3

+ SPCH

Select SPCH Course from Component Area Option Core Curriculum

3
     
Total Credits Required for Law Enforcement and Police Administration Degree  . . . . . . . . 60
** The Alvin College Police Academy may be substituted for these courses.
+ Denotes core requirement; see page 19. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.

Students who finish an approved high school program may be given college credit for the college level courses completed.

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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

 

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