The curriculum for the new degree in Criminal Justice has been designed with a common core as the first year of the course work providing interdisciplinary education critical for both law enforcement and corrections students. During the second year, students will select a major in either law enforcement or corrections based on their intended career pathway. The curriculum has been designed to incorporate industry standard certificates and to maximize transfer options for students into bachelor’s degree programs.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a major in Law Enforcement. 

  1. Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.

  2. Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.

  3. Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.

  4. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.

  5. Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.

  6. Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in crime scene investigations.

  7. Students will be able to characterize the importance of public relations as it relates to law enforcement.

  8. Students will recognize the importance of physical fitness and wellness in law enforcement.


Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Major in Law Enforcement

Course of Study

For students entering May 2017

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1101Criminal Justice Systems2.002.003.00$160.00
CJ-1103Ethics in Criminal Justice3.000.003.00$110.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$182.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1190Chemical Abuse and Dependency2.002.003.00$110.00
CJ-1150Juvenile Delinquency2.002.003.00$125.00
CJ-2225Interview Techniques and Report Writing2.002.003.00$160.00
CJ-1163Crisis Recognition and Referral2.002.003.00$75.00
CJ-1121Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law2.000.002.00$105.00
CJ-2100Criminal Justice Fitness0.002.001.00$100.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1161Technology and Crime1.002.002.00$185.00
CJ-2101Criminal Justice Fitness0.002.001.00$100.00
CJ-2270Leadership, Supervisio & Admin2.000.002.00$110.00
CJ-1164Probation and Parole (SL)$160.00
CJ-2297Law Enforcement Practicum-Capstone (SL/CR)$100.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00
Complete 1 of the following 2 groups
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
1CJ-2102Criminal Justice Fitness0.002.001.00$100.00
CJ-2230Criminal Procedure2.002.003.00$135.00
CJ-2205Patrol Operations & Firearms2.003.003.00$500.00
CJ-2265Critical Incident Management2.000.002.00$135.00
CJ-1180Crime Scene Investigations2.002.003.00$310.00
EM-1134Basic Life Support(CPR)/BFA0.003.001.00$110.00
2PSCI-2255Peace Officer Basic Academy25.0015.0018.00$3,100.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Hocking College alumni have found positions as:

  • Corrections
  • Court Administrator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Park Ranger
  • Law Enforcement: Local, Country, State, Federal
  • Halfway House Counselors and Managers
  • US Postal Inspector
  • Public and Private Security
  • Parole Officer
  • Warden
  • Probation Officer
  • Internal Revenue Service
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