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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

Criminal Justice AAS


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The AAS in criminal justice is designed to prepare students for careers within the criminal justice system. The program offers a combination of liberal arts and specialized career courses to help students upon entry into the criminal justice field. The curriculum is offered for those already employed in the criminal justice profession as well as for high school students interested in pursuing careers with local, state, or private agencies within the field. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from criminal justice faculty in making course selections to suit their career goals and interests. Those students interested in transferring to obtain a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university should consult advisers regarding our AA degree in general studies.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

CCJS electives include CCJS 211 , CCJS 216 , CCJS 222 , CCJS 232 , CCJS 246 , CCJS 250 , and CCJS 255 . Students can also use CCJS 201  or CCJS 230  as a CCJS elective if not already used to satisfy a program requirement.

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)

Distribution Courses


  • CCJS 110 - Administration of Justice 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

General Education Elective


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

CCJS electives include CCJS 211 , CCJS 216 , CCJS 222 , CCJS 232 , CCJS 246 , CCJS 250 , and CCJS 255 . Students can also use CCJS 201  or CCJS 230  as a CCJS elective if not already used to satisfy a program requirement.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the criminal law and of the criminal justice process (police, courts, and corrections).
  • Explain the function and role of various criminal justice practitioners in the operation of an ethical and professional system of justice that exists within a diverse society.
  • Analyze the history, functions, policies, and procedures used in each subsystem of justice and creatively offer alternatives to current practices.
  • Explain the impact of political and economic considerations as it relates to criminal justice theory, research, practice, and policy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to proficiently write about criminal justice issues while utilizing academic sources in a n organized and coherent manner.

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