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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Police Administration

Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program (A.A.S.) - Articulated Credit

Purpose: The curriculum in Criminal Justice prepares individuals for career services in law enforcement and related occupations. Supported by a broad general education, training is given to develop professional competence in the fields of law enforcement administration, police science, prevention and control of delinquency and crime, correctional administration, and industrial security administration. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the experienced officer.

Peace Officers holding TCOLE certification may be eligible to obtain up to 24 hours of credit towards this degree.  See the Criminal Justice Prior Learning Assessment page for details.

Admission Requirements:

  1. General requirements for admission to the College.

Program Requirements:

  1. Complete ACC graduation requirements (see Table of Contents, Academic Policies and Regulations).
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 approved credit hours.

Upon satisfactory completion of program and ACC graduation requirements, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Total Credits Required for Criminal Justice Degree: 60

+ Denotes core requirement.
* Articulated credit from an approved and successfully completed high school program may substitute for this class.
** Capstone Course

Student who do not plan to attend the police academy should follow this plan:

Fall Semester

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practice 3
CJLE 1327 or Elective  Interviewing & Report Writing for CJ or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335 Public Speaking Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Spring Semester 2

CRIJ 1310 or Elective Fundamentals of Criminal Law or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
CRIJ 1313 or Elective  Juvenile Justice System or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3
BCIS 1305 or Elective  Business Computer Applications or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum 3

Fall Semester 3

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections  3
CJSA 2323 or Elective Group  Criminalistics II or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
Mathematics or Life & Physical Sciences Select from Math or Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Curriculum 3

Spring Semester 4

CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2323 or Elective  Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
CRIJ 2328 ** Police Systems and Practices 3
CJSA 2364 or Elective  Practicum or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
GOVT 2306 or Elective  Texas Government or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3

Students who are planning on attending the police academy should follow this plan:

Fall Semester

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practice 3
CJLE 1327 or Elective Group Interviewing & Report Writing for CJ or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335 Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication or Argumentation and Debate 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Spring Semester 2

CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3
CRIJ 2313 or Elective Juvenile Justice System or Select 3 Hours from Elective Group below 3
CRIJ 2314 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts  Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum 3

Fall Semester 3

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
CRIJ 2301  Community Resources in Corrections 3
Mathematics or Life & Physical Sciences Select from Math or Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Curriculum 3

Spring Semester 4

CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms 2
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 ** Basic Peace Officer IV 5


Elective Group

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law CJLE 1327 Interviewing & Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms (Police Academy)
CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III (Police Academy)
CJSA 2323 Criminalistics II CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV (Police Academy
CJSA 2364 Practicum Criminal Justice Studies, LE  CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III (Police Academy)
CJSA 2365 Practicum - Criminal Justice Studies, LE  CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV (Police Academy
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
GOVT 2306 Texas State & Local Government   

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email: ods@alvincollege.edu

 

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For more information:

Associates Degrees
Call 281-756-3779

Police Academy
Call  281-756-3780

Civilian Handgun Training
Law Enforcement In-Service Training
Call 281-756-3774
Email Law@alvincollege.edu

 

 

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email: ods@alvincollege.edu