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WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT NC?

Police officers, detectives, guards, and correctional officers are employed to help safeguard lives and property. They enforce the laws and regulations that protect individuals’ safety and constitutional rights. The main goals is protection and service to the community.

 

Responsibilities range from controlling traffic to helping prevent crimes and investigating and arresting suspects. A few officers join specialized units that assist in crime fighting and apprehension of criminals.

 

Private police duties vary with the service provided by their employer. In airports, they help protect the safety of the traveling public and search for contraband. In retail stores, they often work undercover. In buildings and bands, guards help protect employees, merchandise and money.

 

Corrections officers provide direct supervision of incarcerated people while waiting trial. They help maintain order, enforce regulations, supervise programs, or work assignments, and help maintain the security and safety of other officers and detainees.

 

Probation and parole officers, case managers, and counselors assist offenders, either in the community or those that are incarcerated offenders, by identifying problem areas and developing plans of action to assist the person in sentencing assessments, and provide services for inmates, offenders, and their families.

 

The Criminal Justice Program at Navarro College is a two-year program designed to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, attitudes and experiences which enable men and women to function as Criminal Justice professionals as law enforcement officers, correctional officers and a multitude of various optional occupations in the criminal justice field.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.

 

Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate (.pdf)
Law Enforcement Texas Peace Officer Certificate (.pdf)
Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate (.pdf)

Course Descriptions

CJCR 1166 Practicum – Corrections

Practicum or field experience consisting of 160 hours of on-the-job training. This is an external learning experience conducted at a TJJD site. The OJT training is supervised by a TJJD employee at the location where the training occurs.

 

CJCR 1374 TJJD Pre-Service

A three-credit-hour course taught over a six day period, eight hours per day. Pre-service training is offered for TJJD employees. TJJD employees/students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects including Juvenile Rights, Juvenile Health, Youth Movement, Preventing Sexual Misconduct, Cultural Awareness, Suicide Prevention, and Use of Force Policies.

 

CJCR 1474 TJJD Pre-Service

 

 

CJSA 1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice

History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical consideration; crime defined and its nature and impact overview of criminal justice system prosecution and defense trial process and corrections.

CJSA 1312 Crime in America

American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime. 

 

CJSA 1317 Juvenile Justice System

A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of the police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. 

 

CJSA 1322 Intro to Criminal Justice

 

 

CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law

A study of the nature of criminal law philosophical and historical development major definitions and concepts classification of crime elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations criminal responsibility. (Dual Credit – CRIJ 1310)

 

CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation

Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences;case and trial preparation.

 

CJSA 2264 Practicum – Criminal Justice Stud

 

 

CJSA 2364 Practicum Criminal Justice

Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develop and document an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary

 

CRIJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice

History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical consideration; crime defined and its nature and impact overview of criminal justice system prosecution and defense trial process and corrections. (Dual Credit – CJSA 1322)

 

CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices

The judiciary in the criminal justice system right to counsel pretrial release grand juries adjudication process types and rules of evidence and sentencing. (Dual Credit – CJSA 1313)

 

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

The study of the nature of and extent of crime impact and crime trends social characteristics of specific crimes and theories of crime causations and crime typology. (Dual Credit – CJSA 1312)

 

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals – Criminal Law

A study of the nature of criminal law philosophical and historical development major definitions and concepts classification of crime elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations criminal responsibility. (Dual Credit – CJSA 1327) 

 

CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System

A study of the juvenile justice process. Topics include specialized juvenile law role of juvenile law role of the juvenile courts role of police agencies role of correctional agencies and theories concerning delinquency.

 

CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Correction

An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs legal issues and future trends in community treatment.

 

CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices

Corrections in the criminal justice systems correctional role institutional operations alternatives to institutionalization treatment and rehabilitation and current and future issues.

 

CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation

Methods and procedures of types of investigation used in major and minor crimes variety of sources of information recognition evaluation and preservation of evidence; preliminary and follow-up investigation and identification of individuals.

 

CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects – Law Enforcement

History and philosophy of modern law including structure definition and application of commonly used penal statutes and leading case laws along with a review of elements of crime.

 

CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices

The police profession organization of law enforcement systems the police role police discretion ethics police community interaction and current and future issues.

 

SLPS 1191 Special Topics in Security & Loss Prevention

Asset Protection/Loss Prevention personnel are recognized as an integral part of the Criminal Justice System. This one hour introductory course focuses on a short history of the field Loss prevention assett protection as well as the verbiage used to communicate in the industry. The student will also be exposed to definitions of administration and management issues related to corporate security functions including strategic and operational management risk management management of emergencies and loss prevention. Industry professionals will contribute to the overall function of the class by offering in class presentatinos detailing industry needs expectations and the basic requirements to have a career in Loss Prevention/Asset Protection.

 

SLPS 1391 Special Topics in Homeland Security

This third course in “Special Topics in Security and Loss Prevention” is designed to provide students the necessary skills and abilities to enter the Loss Prevention field or to supplement the skill base already developed. The curriculum will provide the student with a strong understanding of what will be required in the interview process proper dress and behavior. This course will concentrate on safety and interviewing process.

 

SLPS 1491 Special Topics in Security and Loss Prevention

This four hour “Special Topics in Security and Loss Prevention” course is designed to provide students the necessary skills and abilities to enter the Loss Prevention field or to supplement the skill base already developed. The curriculum will provide the student with a strong base including legal knowledge risk assessment skills a working knowledge of terminology safety management observation skills and learning CCTV systems and other appropriate skills through classroom and lab experiences. This course is great for those students who may already be employed in the field and are looking to enhance their knowledge for promotions but don’t want commit to an entire degree program.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Waxahachie  |  Online

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Criminal Justice (AA)
60 credit hours
Criminal Justice (AAS)
60 credit hours
Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate30 credit hours
Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate53 credit hours
Police Academy13 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SUMMER 12-WEEK | 1ST 6-WEEK | 2ND 6-WEEK

April 16 - June 1Summer Registration | Payment due by June 1 at 5 p.m.
June 4 (12-Week & 1st 6-Week terms)Classes start
July 11 (2nd 6-Week term)Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7498

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