Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice

See also: Associate of Arts Degree - Criminal Justice Designation

This program prepares graduates for the critical work in community corrections. These courses may be accepted, on an individual basis, when pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice in preparation for a career in law enforcement, corrections, and probation and parole environments.


General Education Courses
Arts & Humanities:
Select 3 credits (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)3
Select 3 credits from ENG 121 or higher (GT-CO1, GT-CO2)3
Select 3 credits from MAT 107 or higher3
Select 3 credits3
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select 3 credits (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)3
Program Requirements
CRJ 110Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS33
CRJ 125Policing Systems3
CRJ 145Correctional Process3
CRJ 205Principles of Criminal Law3
CRJ 236CRJ Research Methods3
Subtotal: 30
Select 10 courses from the following:30
Crime Scene Investigation
Judicial Function
Community Based Corrections
Constitutional Law
Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics
Special Topics
LEA 246
Traffic Investigation 1
Introduction to Emergency Management
School Violence
Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice
Subtotal: 30
Total Credits60

 Not offered at CCD.

Certificate in Criminal Justice

Homeland Security Certificate

This program prepares students for positions in policing with an emphasis in Homeland Security. The program features an integration of current practices and technologies used by first responders and the government to protect the public against safety threats. The certificate is fully transferable to the Criminal Justice AAS degree. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CRJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3 1 3
CRJ 125 Policing Systems 3
CRJ 145 Correctional Process 3
CRJ 205 Principles of Criminal Law 3
CRJ 236 CRJ Research Methods 3
Second Semester
CRJ Elective 2 3
CRJ Elective 2 3
CRJ Elective 2 3
CRJ Elective 2 3
CRJ Elective 2 3
 Total Credits30

 Building Block Course


 Select from the following:

CRJ 127  Crime Scene Investigation

CRJ 135  Judicial Function

CRJ 230  Criminology

CRJ 231  Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics

CRJ 257  Victimology

CRJ 275  Special Topics

PSM 204  Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice

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