Criminal Justice, AAS Division of Public Service/Humanities/Social Sciences The criminal justice career option is designed for those who want to seek entry level employment after earning their associate degree. The required courses provide a broad-based introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition, credits of elective courses allow students to focus their study on areas of particular interest. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the associate in applied science degree. Career Opportunities Recent graduates of the criminal justice program have obtained jobs with the following titles: corrections officer, securi- ty manager, police officer and youth worker. Competency Profile This curriculum is designed to prepare students to: • apply relevant laws, regulations and procedures to a law enforcement situation • learn to apply critical thinking skills in a law enforcement environment • analyze information from criminal justice agencies and sources • manage criminal justice information via technology • analyze and evaluate data and research relating to the criminal justice profession 78 • practice positive interaction with the criminal justice community and other related agencies • understand community diversification in a law enforcement environment • develop effective police/community relations • practice positive interpersonal and communication skills as a member of the criminal justice environment • effect relevant procedures for handling a juvenile delinquent case • practice appropriate investigative techniques • adhere to accepted practices involved in criminal procedures related to assist, force, search and seizure • develop effective decision making abilities • evaluate criminal justice programs • develop criminal justice relationships and workplace skills • understand the importance of physical fitness as a law officer In addition, students may opt to acquire additional skills in the following areas: • correctional institution care of adults and juveniles • administering probation and parole • analysis of criminal evidence in the laboratory • participation in community relations programs • adhere to practices found in the criminal justice system PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (TOTAL CREDITS — 60) General Education Major Other Required Courses CPT 150 Microcomputer Concepts 3 CRJ 155 Intro. to Crim. Justice 3 SOC 155 Principles of Sociology ENG 161 College Writing 3 CRJ 160 Criminal Law I 3 or 3 ENG 162 Technical Commun. CRJ 162 Police Administration I 3 POL 255 Amer., State & Local Gov. or CRJ 163 Criminal Evidence 3 SPC 155 Effective Speech 3 ENG 164 Advanced Composition 3 CRJ 172 Drug & Alcohol Depend. 3 General Elective 3 or CRJ 255 Juvenile Delinquency 3 9 ENG 166 Spcl. Topics/CRJ Writing CRJ 263 Investigative Concepts 3 PSY 160 General Psychology 3 CRJ 290 Prin. of Criminology 3 Humanities Elective 3 Criminal Justice Electives 9 Mathematics Elective 3 33 18 RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS Part-time students can complete this program by taking one or more courses each semester. Fall Semester Spring Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester CPT 150 3 CRJ 163 3 CRJ 255 3 CRJ 162 3 CRJ 155 3 CRJ 172 3 CRJ 263 3 SPC 155 3 CRJ 160 3 ENG 162, 164 or 166 3 CRJ 290 3 Criminal Justice Elective 6 ENG 161 3 SOC 155 or POL 255 3 Criminal Justice Elective 3 General Elective 3 PSY 160 3 Criminal Justice Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3 15 15 Mathematics Elective 3 15 15 Tech Prep Option Tech Prep articulation agreements exist between WCCC and the following career and technology centers and vocational-technical schools: Lenape Area. Contact the WCCC Tech Prep Office for a list of articulated or enhanced courses.