Criminal JusticeAssociate of Applied Science DegreeProgram code: AAS.CRIMJUSTICEThe course work for this two-year program is designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the areas of law enforcement, courts and corrections. Areas emphasized include community policing, criminal investigation, routine patrol and criminological theory. Students gain an appreciation of the various parts of the criminal justice system and how they function as a whole. Students may enter this program any term.The course work for this program includes cooperative work experience which affords the student opportunity for hands-on experience with many local, federal and state law enforcement agencies.PROGRAM OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:identify the major steps of the criminal justice process,define each step in the criminal justice process, and critically analyze how a case proceeds through the system;explain the functions of law enforcement and corrections in the United States in terms of historical roots, structure and contemporary issues;describe the role of the criminal court system in the United States,communicate effectively both verbally and in writing,apply key United States Supreme Court cases to real-life situations,develop strategies for coping with stressors associated with working in law enforcement.CAREERSCareer opportunities include law enforcement officer at the local, state or national level, loss prevention officers and Homeland Security officers. Many departments require college course work or degrees in addition to civil service requirements.For general information or information about transferring to a four-year institution contact Sharron Furno, 503-594-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.orgCriminal Justice Associate of Applied Science Degree: 1st yearFALL TERM CreditsCJA-101 Criminology 3CJA-110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4CJA-130 Introduction to Corrections 3WR-121 English Composition 4__ __ Criminal Justice program electives 3WINTER TERM CreditsCJA-120 Judicial Process 3CJA-203 Crisis Intervention 3MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I or MTH-065 Algebra II 3-4WR-122 English Composition 4SPRING TERM CreditsCJA-200 Community Policing in a Culturally Diverse Society 4CJA-243 Drugs, Crime, & the Law 3CJA-250 Reporting, Recording, & Testifying 4__ __ Criminal Justice program electives 3Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science Degree: 2nd yearFALL TERM CreditsCJA-122 Criminal Law 4CJA-170 Introduction to Field Work in Criminal Justice 3CJA-210 Criminal Investigation I 3HE-163 Body & Drugs I: Introduction to Abuse & Addiction or HE-205 Youth Addictions or HE-255 Body & Alcohol 3PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4WINTER TERM CreditsCJA-211 Criminal Investigation II 3CJA-223 Criminal Justice Ethics 3CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 3__ __ Criminal Justice program electives 3SPRING TERM CreditsCJA-201 Juvenile Delinquency 4CJA-212 Criminal Investigation III 3CJA-222 Procedural Law 3CJA-281 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 3HS-260 Victim Advocacy & Assistance 4 Credits required for degree 90-91CRIMINAL JUSTICE program electivesStudents select from the following:COURSE CreditsCOMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 4COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 4COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 4GRN-183 Death and Dying 3HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 3HST-131 History of Crime & Punishment in Western Civilization 4Any CJA, HS, PHL, PS, PSY, or SOC course not already included in the Criminal Justice AAS program.Information from the 2016-2017 catalog.