Criminal Justice Administration A.A. (CJAA)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

The purpose of this transfer program is to provide knowledge about the management, organization, and operation of the criminal justice system with emphasis on law enforcement and correctional agencies. In conjunction with a study of the entire criminal justice system, the student may elect law enforcement or corrections courses, depending upon his/her career objectives.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • describe and explain the functions of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

  • analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function as components of a criminal justice system.

  • describe and explain the historical perspective of the principles, theories, and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system.

  • describe, explain, and analyze the legal and ethical issues in criminal justice and juvenile justice.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Criminal Justice Administration A.A. (CJAA)
First Semester   Credits
CJA 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice System 3
CJA 116 Corrections Administration 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Second Semester    
CJA 119 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ENG 106 College English II 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective** Laboratory Science 4-5
  Semester Total 16-17
     
Third Semester    
CJA 201 Criminal Evidence & Court Procedure 3
CJA 215 Law Enforcement and Society 3
PSC 130 Introduction to Political Science 3
Elective*** Humanities 3
Elective** Laboratory Science 4-5
  Semester Total 16-17
     
Fourth Semester    
CJA 234 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
SOC 250 Criminology 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Electives*** Humanities 6
  Semester Total 15
  Credit Total 62-64

*Mathematics Electives must be selected from this list:MAT 105, 120, 125, 126, 150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 190, 195.
**Lab Science Electives must be selected from this list:BIO 101, 105, 110, 111, 163, 164, CHE 105, 106, 108, 111, 112, PHY 101, 103, 201, 202, 210, 215.
***Humanities Electives must be selected from this list:ART 101, ENG 154, 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 211, FRN 105, 106, GRM 105, 106, MUS 101, PHI 201, 205, SPN 105, 106.