About this course
The Criminal Justice A.S. program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in criminal justice and related social science disciplines. Building on a solid foundation of required courses focusing on law, criminology, criminal justice and private security, the curriculum allows students to take elective coursework in such areas as policing, juvenile justice, corrections and security to suit their own professional interests. In addition, students take a variety of courses in such areas as forensic science, math and social science.
The goals of this program are to:
- provide students with philosophical and historical background of the criminal justice system as well as a working knowledge of the penal and criminal procedure law;
- introduce students to the theories of crime, crime causation, crime prevention, as well as a general understanding of criminal justice ethics and resolution to those issues; and
- provide students with a general understanding of the adult correctional system, as well as the juvenile justice system.