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2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology, AAS (AAS.CRJ 35505)

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The Associate in Applied Science major in Criminal Justice Technology program prepares graduates for jobs in various law enforcement areas. Other job options include courts, correctional facilities, and business/retail security. Personal traits such as honesty, sound judgment, integrity, and a sense of responsibility are especially important in the law enforcement field. People who have a desire to help others and have strong communication skills may be interested in this field. People who work in law enforcement agencies are subject to criminal background and credit history checks, polygraph examinations, and drug screenings. Fitness tests and driving license/records may be needed for employment.

Admissions Criteria: Admission to the Criminal Justice Technology, Law Enforcement Certificate, and Human Services Certificate Program requires qualifying scores on the College’s placement test, or SAT or ACT, and a high school diploma or equivalent (no minimum math score is required for the Certificate in Law Enforcement or Certificate in Human Services).

Test Scores

Compass   Asset      
Pre-Algebra 54 Numerical 44 Algebra 31
Reading 81 Reading 42    
Writing 70 Writing 41    


Accuplacer   Acc. Next Gen YTC Placement 
Arithmetic 90 QAS 237-262 Reading Level 3        70
Elem. Alg. 57   English                      70
Reading Comp. 71 250 Math 1                       70 
Sentence Skills 75 Writing 250  


SAT Scores - 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math, or SAT (2016) Reading/Writing 480 and Math 570, or ACT scores 21 English and 23 Math. SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the program.


Successful completion of required developmental courses.


High School GPA of 3.0.


Based on placement scores, students may be required to take additional coursework.

Degree Requirements

General Education

Required Core Subject Areas

Subtotal: 15 Credit Hours

Other Hours Required for Graduation

College Transfer Electives

Total Credit Hours: 61

Subtotal: 22 Credit Hours

Completion Plan

Subtotal: 16 Credit Hours

Second Semester

Subtotal: 12 Credit Hours

Third Semester

Subtotal: 9 Credit Hours

Fourth Semester

Subtotal: 12 Credit Hours

Fifth Semester

Subtotal: 12 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours: 61

A co-requisite is a course that must be taken the same semester as another specified course.
A prerequisite is a course that must be completed in order to enter another specified course.
* Courses in this program that require a minimum grade of “C.”

@Approved Electives:  BIO 105 BUS 121 CHM 105 ECO 210 ECO 211 CPT 101 MGT 101 MGT 201 PSY 105 SPA 101 SPA 102  

@Criminal Justice Electives: CRJ 130 CRJ 140 CRJ 145 CRJ 230 CRJ 233 CRJ 237 CRJ 243 CRJ 246 CRJ 250 CRJ 260 CRJ 281 CRJ 282 CRJ 283 CRJ 284       

@Humanities Electives: ART 101 HIS 202 HSS 205 MUS 105 THE 101  


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