High Paying Careers That Require Criminal Justice Degree - PDF

					MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                                                                                         Social & Behavioral Science




                         Criminal Justice
Effective Fall 2008


Inside This Issue:

1   Jobs You Can Get
                         Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Program
1   How Long Will You
    Have to go to
    School?
                         Students interested in careers in law enforcement, corrections, security and the court system should
                         consider this program. The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice will allow students to pursue careers
2   Job Outlook
                         immediately upon completion or transfer to a four-year institution.

2   Salary information
                         This degree program provides preparation for career opportunities in criminal justice and for the
                         continuation of education at a four-year college or university. The curriculum examines police
3   Criminal Justice
                         science, law, judicial studies and corrections.
    Degree Program
    Course by Core
    Curriculum           Criminal Justice Jobs, Education, and Salary Ranges
3   Criminal Justice
                         Jobs You Can Get With a            Criminologist                       agreement with the University
    Degree Program       Criminal Justice Degree:
    Course Listing by                                       Customs Agent                       of New Haven and Charter
                         This degree prepares students
    Semester                                                DEA Agent                           Oak State College. Credits
                         to seek a variety of jobs within
                                                            FBI Agent                           from the criminal justice
                         the field of criminal justice
4   Program Contact                                         Forensic Psychology                 program at MxCC will transfer
                         jobs. While there are many
    Information                                             Forensic Science                    easily to the criminal justice
                         opportunities available for
                                                            INS Agent                           programs at these schools.
                         those without an advanced
4   Related Degrees                                         Paralegal                           Many students who continue
                         degree, competition is strong
                                                            Private Security                    on to pursue a four-year degree
                         and students are encouraged to
                                                            Police Detective                    choose to study other aspects
                         pursue further education.
                                                            Police Officer                      of criminal justice, such as
                                                            Probation Officer                   forensics.
                         Most criminal justice jobs
                                                            Private Investigator
                         at a federal or state level
                                                            Secret Service                      Students interested in forensic
                         require 4-year degrees (Public
                                                            Sheriff                             science may also want to
                         Administration, Social work).
                                                            US Marshall                         investigate the Associate Degree
                                                                                                in Biotechnology: Forensic
                         Some of the many jobs in the
                                                                                                Science Track at MxCC.
                         criminal justice field include:    How Long Will You Have to go
                         ATF Agent                          to School?
                         Bailiff                            The Associate Degree in
                         CIA Agent                          Criminal Justice from
                         Coast Guard                        Middlesex Community College
                         Compliance Officer                 takes most students about two
                         Corrections Officer                years to complete. Individual
                         Court Reporter                     progress may affect the time it
                         Court Clerk                        takes for degree completion.
                         Crime Scene Investigation          Middlesex Community College
                         Criminalist                        is proud to offer an articulation




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ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                                                                                                                  Social & Behavioral Science


    Job Availability & Growth:
    Police and correction officers will always be needed. Being a challenging and well-paying field, there are often many more qualified
    applicants than available jobs. Education will help make a candidate more desirable to employers.

    Sample Salary Information:
    Salaries can vary greatly by the area you’re working in. For detailed salary information, visit: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos160.
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     GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS                                                     CREDITS          Notes:
                                                                                                         In addition to the Directed
                           ++ Art Elective                                                        3      Electives listed above students
                           + ENG*101 Composition                                                  3      may request approval from the
                           ENG*110 Intro. to Literature or                                               Coordinator of the Criminal Justice
                                                                                                         Program (dependent on academic
                                          +COM*173 Public Speaking                                3      and/or career goals) to select a
                           History Elective                                                       3      Directed Elective from among the
                           Mathematics Elective (MAT*104 or higher)++++                        3(4)      following courses:
                           PSY*111 General Psychology I                                           3        + HSE*202 Intro to
                           Science Elective (Biology, Chemistry,                                           Counseling/Interviewing
                           Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics)                   3(4)        CSC*101 Introduction to
                                                                                                           Computers
                           POL*111 American Government                                            3        SPA*101 Elementary
                           SOC*101 Principles of Sociology                                        3        Spanish I
                           SOC*240 Criminology                                                    3        + PSY*245 Abnormal
                                                                                                           Psychology
                                                                                         30, 31, 32        SOC*117 Minorities in the US
     CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS                                                                 SOC*225 Death and Dying

                           CJS*101 Introduction to Criminal Justice                               3
                           CJS*294 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice                        3      + This course has a prerequisite.
                           CJS*213 Evidence and Criminal Procedure                                3      ++ Criminal Justice Program
                           CJS*211 Criminal Law I                                                 3      Coordinator must approve Directed
                           +++ CJS*290 Practicum in Criminal Justice or                                  Electives.
                                +++ CJS*252 Professional Development Leadership                   3      +++ This course has the
                                                                                                 15      prerequisite of CJS*101.
     DIRECTED ELECTIVES ++ (up to 15 Credits)                                                            ++++Placement testing required.
                           CJS*250 Police Organization & Management                               3
                           CJS*151 Criminal Justice Supervision & Administration                  3
                           CJS*220 Criminal Investigation                                         3
                           +++ CJS*225 Forensic Science                                           3
                           CJS*255 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice                             3
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                                                               TOTAL CREDITS:               60-62




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                                                                                         ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Social & Behavioral Science




   FOUR-SEMESTER SEQUENCE OPTION:
   Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate in two years.


   SEQUENCE BY SEMESTER                                                              CREDITS
               First Semester
                         CJS*101 Introduction to Criminal Justice                              3
                         +ENG*101 Composition ++++                                             3
                         SOC*101 Principles of Sociology                                       3
                         History Elective                                                      3
                         Mathematics Elective (Math 104 or higher) ++++                     3(4)
                                                                                          15(16)

               Second Semester
                        CJS*213 Evidence and Criminal Procedure                                3
                        SOC*240 Criminology                                                    3
                        POL*111 American Government                                            3
                        CJS*211 Criminal Law                                                   3
                        ENG*110 Introduction to Literature or
                             +COM*173 Public Speaking                                          3
                                                                                              15

               Third Semester
                        CJS*294 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice                        3
                        ++CJS*220 Criminal Investigation (Directed Elective)                   3
                        PSY*101 General Psychology I                                           3
                        +++CJS*225 Forensic Science (Directed Elective)                        3
                        Science Elective (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science,
                                       Physical Science, Physics)                           3(4)
                                                                                          15(16)


               Fourth Semester
                        ++CJS*151 Criminal Justice Supervision
                             & Administration (Directed Elective)                              3
                        ++CJS*250 Police Organization
                             & Management (Directed Elective)                                  3
                        ++CJS*255 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
                             Leadership (Directed Elective)                                    3
                        ++Art Elective                                                         3
                        +++CJS*290 Practicum in Criminal Justice or
                             CJS*252 Professional Development Leadership                       3
                                                                                              15


                                                             TOTAL CREDITS:              60-62




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MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                            Social & Behavioral Science



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