Criminal Justice – A.A.S.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Criminal Justice Program is designed to help prepare students to enter the criminal justice field as a correctional officer or law enforcement officer. Upon successful completion of the courses shown, the student will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Program of study is designed as a cooperative with criminal justice agency professionals to help ensure the student is ready to assume a position in the field once courses are completed.

TECH PREP: Articulated credit may be available for some courses students completed while in high school. See the Carl Perkins Career Center for more information.

SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
POFT 1301Business English3
Approved Program Elective3
CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
Approved Math3
Total Semester Hours15
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
COSC 1401Introduction to Computing OR4
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
GOVT 2306Texas Government 3
Approved Program Elective3
CRIJ 1306Court Systems & Practices3
Total Semester Hours16
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
Approved Social / Behavioral Science3
Approved Language / Philosophy / Culture or Creative Arts3
Approved Program Elective3
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems & Practices OR3
CRIJ 2323Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
CRIJ 1307Crime in America3
Total Semester Hours15
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
CRIJ 2328Police Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1313Juvenile Justice System3
Approved Speech 3
CJSA 2264Practicum OR2
Approved Program Elective3
Total Semester Hours14
SPAN 1411Beginning Spanish I
CRIJ 1313Juvenile Justice System
CRIJ 2301Community Resources in Corrections
CJSA 2264Practicum (or Field Experience) - Criminal Justice Studies
SOCI 2319Minority Studies OR
SOCI 1306Social Problems
CJCR 1474Occupational Education
CJCR 1166Occupational Exp


Successful completion of Police Academy (13 hours credit) and TCLEOSE Certification can be applied after 12 hours course completion at Navarro College.

*Capstone must be taken the final semester.

**ITSC 1409 is a substitute course for COSC 1401 in A.A.S. and Certificate degrees.

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