• Criminal Justice

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The 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 Outcomes

    Program outcomes include the skills necessary for entry-level employment with a local law enforcement agency, as well as other opportunities with federal and state agencies.


    Career 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 Ida Flippo, 503-594-3363 or iflipp@clackamas.edu  

    Criminal Justice -Year 1

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 
      CJA-200 Community Relations & Policing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-120 Judicial Process 
      CJA-243 Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs 
      WR-122 English Composition 
      • TAKE MTH-050 OR MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-101 Criminology 
      CJA-130 Introduction to Corrections 
      CJA-203 Crisis Intervention 

    Criminal Justice -Year 2

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-122 Criminal Law 
      CJA-210 Criminal Investigation I 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-201 Juvenile Delinquency 
      CJA-211 Criminal Investigation II 
      CJA-223 Criminal Justice Ethics 
      • TAKE 3 CREDITS OF CJA-280.
      CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CJA-212 Criminal Investigation III 
      CJA-222 Procedural Law 
      HS-260 Victim Advocacy & Assistance 
      • TAKE HE-151, HE-205 OR HE-255.
      HE-151 Body & Drugs I 
      HE-205 Youth Addictions 
      HE-255 Body & Alcohol 
      • TAKE 3 CREDITS OF CJA-281.
      CJA-281 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 

    Criminal Justice Program Electives

    • Complete 9 credits of Criminal Justice Program Electives.

    • COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 
      GRN-183 Death and Dying 
      HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 
      CJA-000 Criminal Justice Transfer 
      CJA-112 Patrol Procedures 
      CJA-134 Correctional Institutions 
      CJA-213 Interview & Interrogation 
      CJA-232 Corrections Casework 
      CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 
      CJA-281 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 
      HS-0000 Human Services CTE Transfer 
      HS-100 Introduction to Human Services 
      HS-103 Ethics for Human Service Workers 
      HS-130 Introduction to Hospice Care 
      HS-154 Community Resources 
      HS-156 Interviewing Theory & Techniques 
      HS-165 Activity Director 
      HS-170 Preparation for Field Experience in Human Services 
      HS-211 HIV, TB & Infectious Diseases 
      HS-216 Group Counseling Skills 
      HS-217 Helping Skills & Diverse Populations 
      HS-218 Career Development Models & Assessments 
      HS-219 Training Clients/Peers and Employability Skills 
      HS-220 Labor Market Information & Technology in Career Planning 
      HS-221 Ethics & Consultation 
      HS-222 Program Management & Public Relations 
      HS-280 Human Services Generalist I: CWE/ Practicum 
      HS-281 Human Services Generalist II/CWE 
      HS-282 Human Services Generalist III: CWE/ Practicum 
      PHL-000 Philosophy Transfer 
      PHL-101 Philosophical Problems 
      PHL-102 Ethics 
      PHL-103 Critical Reasoning 
      PHL-205 Moral Issues 
      PHL-210 Philosophy of Religion 
      PHL-213 Asian Philosophy 
      PHL-215 History of Western Philosophy 
      PS-000 Political Science Transfer 
      PS-201 U.S. Government: National Political Process 
      PS-202 U.S. Government: National Government Institutions 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-204 Introduction to Comparative Politics 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PS-206 Introduction to Political Theory 
      PS-225 Introduction to Political Ideologies 
      PS-280 Political Science/CWE 
      PSY-000 Psychology Transfer 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      PSY-280 Psychology/CWE 
      SOC-000 Sociology Transfer 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-210 Marriage, Family & Intimate Relations 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      SOC-280 Sociology/CWE 
  • Contact our Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3203

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