CRIMINAL JUSTICE – POLICE A.A.S.

The Criminal Justice: Police A.A.S. program builds a critical foundation for employment in the field of law enforcement or criminal law. The program is also devised for students to transfer to a four-year institution offering a criminal justice or closely related major.

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POLICE PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify the various components of the criminal justice system.
  • Identify current trends and issues in law enforcement.
  • Understand the cause and effect of crime and personal and criminal behavior.
  • Understand and apply knowledge of the New York State Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law.
  • Apply investigative techniques and methods as it applies to criminal cases, proceedings and management.
  • Identify factors relating to juveniles and crime, current trends and issues relating to juvenile justice, and treatment and rehabilitation of juveniles including alternative and diversion programs.
  • Obtain knowledge of basic organization and management techniques and methods as they apply to law enforcement leadership.

 

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Career opportunities will vary included, but not limited to: local, state or federal law enforcement officer (i.e.: City Police Officer, County Deputy Sheriff, State Police, or Federal Agent), Peace Officer, Conservation Officer, Security Officer, Campus Safety/Security Officer, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard, Private Investigation, or Department of Homeland Security

NOTE: Civil service exams are required for most law enforcement positions as well as certain physical requirements and an extensive background investigation.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT(S)

The candidate for the Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice: Police must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of all required credits – 63 total
  • Cumulative average of no less than a 2.0

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
C.J. 111 Intro to Justice Systems 3
C.J. 115 Criminal Law 3
PSY 101 Intro Psychology 3
Math/Science 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
17
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
C.J. 112 Org/Admin of Justice Systems 3
C.J. 119 Criminal Investigations 3
CHEM 108 Forensic Science 3
Behavioral Sciences 3
Physical Education 1
16
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 221
OR
ENGL 222
Effective Speech: Public Address
OR
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
3
C.J. 117 Juvenile Delinquency 3
C.J. 123 Laws of Evidence 3
Social Sciences 3
Elective 3
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
C.J. 220 Criminology 3
C.J. 222 Constitutional Law 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Electives 6
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63