The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in criminal justice agencies that do not require academy basic training prior to employment or that require their own academy training after hire. Students can select a combination of courses that are appropriate to their interest in law enforcement, criminology, penology, probation and parole, corrections, or other areas of criminal justice.
The two-year Associate of Applied Science degree supports both the goals of employment and academic transfer.
The Associate of Science Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Peace Officer option provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the field of public safety and prepares students for a career in the profession of law enforcement.
The Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Private Security option provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the field of private security and prepares students for a career in the profession of security and loss prevention.
The one-year Certificate of Applied Science - Corrections Officer certificate provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the field of corrections and the institutionalization of criminal offenders. The certificate program prepares students for a career in both public and private corrections and detention facilities.
|CAPP131||Basic MS Office||3|
|CJLE105||Police Patrol Procedures||3|
|CJLE106||Basic Police Firearms Training||2|
|CJLE108||Traffic Accident Investigation||3|
|CJLE109||Police Report Writing||3|
|CJLE225||Intro to Security and Loss Prevention||3|
|CJUS121||Intro to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS200||Principles Criminal Law||3|
|CJUS215||CJ Community Relations||3|
|CJUS220||Intro to Corrections||3|
|COMX111||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|PSCI210||Intro to American Government||3|
|PSCI260||Intro to State and Local Government||3|
|PSYX100||Intro to Psychology||3|
|SOCI101||Intro to Sociology||3|
|SOCI211||Intro to Criminology||3|
|SOCI260||Intro to Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|WRIT101||College Writing I||3|
|WRIT122||Intro to Business Writing||3|
|WRIT201||College Writing II||3|
Explore the Dawson Community College catalog for suggested plans of study and course descriptions.