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.


FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL

Subjects  

Sem. Hrs.

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

ORIN 1100 FYE Beau Camp.

1

Approved Elective

3

CRIJ 1301 Intro. to Criminal Justice

3

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

3

Approved Mathematics Elective

3

16

SPRING

Subjects  

Sem. Hrs.

COSC 1401** Introduction to Computing

4

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

3

POFT 1301 Business English

3

CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices

3

16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL

Subjects  

Sem. Hrs.

SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology

3

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

Approved Elective

3(4)

CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices OR

3

CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

3

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

3

18 (19)

SPRING

Subjects  

Sem. Hrs.

CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices

3

CRIJ 2314* Criminal Investigation

3

Approved Speech Elective

3

Approved Elective

3(5)

Approved Elective

3

CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections

3

18 (20)

 Approved Electives:

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System
CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections
CJSA 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience) – Criminal Justice Studies
SOCI 2319 Minority Studies or
SOCI 1306 Social Problems
CJCR 1474 Occupational Education
CJCR 1166 Occupational 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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