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.
Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.
Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.
Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.
Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in crime scene investigations.
Students will be able to characterize the importance of public relations as it relates to law enforcement.
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 SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1101||Criminal Justice Systems||2.00||2.00||3.00||$160.00|
|CJ-1103||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3.00||0.00||3.00||$110.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1190||Chemical Abuse and Dependency||2.00||2.00||3.00||$110.00|
|CJ-2225||Interview Techniques and Report Writing||2.00||2.00||3.00||$160.00|
|CJ-1163||Crisis Recognition and Referral||2.00||2.00||3.00||$75.00|
|CJ-1121||Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law||2.00||0.00||2.00||$105.00|
|CJ-2100||Criminal Justice Fitness||0.00||2.00||1.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1161||Technology and Crime||1.00||2.00||2.00||$185.00|
|CJ-2101||Criminal Justice Fitness||0.00||2.00||1.00||$100.00|
|CJ-2270||Leadership, Supervisio & Admin||2.00||0.00||2.00||$110.00|
|CJ-1164||Probation and Parole (SL)||2.00||2.00||3.00||$160.00|
|CJ-2297||Law Enforcement Practicum-Capstone (SL/CR)||1.00||8.00||2.00||$100.00|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|Complete 1 of the following 2 groups|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|1||CJ-2102||Criminal Justice Fitness||0.00||2.00||1.00||$100.00|
|CJ-2205||Patrol Operations & Firearms||2.00||3.00||3.00||$500.00|
|CJ-2265||Critical Incident Management||2.00||0.00||2.00||$135.00|
|CJ-1180||Crime Scene Investigations||2.00||2.00||3.00||$310.00|
|EM-1134||Basic Life Support(CPR)/BFA||0.00||3.00||1.00||$110.00|
|2||PSCI-2255||Peace Officer Basic Academy||25.00||15.00||18.00||$3,100.00|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:||ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:|
Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
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