CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Program List

Associate in Science Degree

This program is designed to be a career-oriented program that provides students with the necessary knowledge to gain employment in the field of Criminal Justice. Program course work will allow an opportunity for students to transfer to a four-year institution. Students will participate in applied learning through in-class, hands-on assignments as well as internships/fieldwork at Criminal Justice sites.

Advisor: Barry D’Onofrio, bdonofrio@nwcc.commnet.edu , 860-738-6389

Note: A grade of "C-" or higher is required in all CJS* courses.

General Education Requirements
  ENG*101 Composition 3

Literature or Communication

COM*173 Public Speaking 3
Behavioral Science PSY*111 General Psychology I 3
Humanities/ Arts   Humanities/ Arts Elective 3
Mathematics MAT* Mathematics Elective 1 3
Natural/ Physical Science   Natural  Science Elective 3 (4)
Social Science HIS*201
HIS*202

U.S. History I OR
U.S. History II

3
Liberal Arts   Social Sciences Elective OR
Behavioral
Science Elective 2
3
      24 (25)
Program Requirements
 

SOC*101

Introduction to Sociology 3
    Elective 2 3
    6
Specialized Program Requirements
 

CJS*101

Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CJS*120 Police & The Community 3
  CJS*211 Criminal Law I 3
  CJS*212 Criminal Law II 3
  CJS*213 Evidence & Criminal Procedures 3
  CJS*220 Criminal Investigation 3
  CJS*250 Police Organization & Administration 3
  CJS*258 Street Gangs & Organized Crime 3
  CJS*291 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
  CJS* Criminal Justice Elective 3
      30
    Total 60 (61)

1 MAT* 135, MAT* 137 or MAT* 167 recommended
2 SOC* 240 – Criminology or SOC* 241 – Juvenile Delinquency recommended

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Explain and identify the structure and function of the criminal justice system.
  2. Explain and identify the philosophy of community policing and its impact on the criminal justice system.
  3. Explain and identify the programs facing various segments of the criminal justice system.
  4. Explain and identify elements of the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the criminal justice system.
  5. Apply the basic concepts of criminal law.
  6. Explain and identify sociological aspects of criminology, juvenile delinquency and street gangs.

See the "Special Programs" section for information on the Forensic Science Transfer Pathway.