Criminal Justice AS Degree

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers pertaining to the Criminal Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, concepts of law and the physical ability to cope with the many demands of Criminal Justice careers.  

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
CJ 001Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 002Concepts of Criminal Law3
CJ 004Criminal Court Process3
CJ 006Criminal Investigation3
CJ 024Investigative Report Writing3
Electives (with Advisor Approval)
Select 25 units from the following:
CJ 003Legal Aspects of Evidence3
CJ 005Racial Issues and the Police3
CJ 008Patrol Operations3
CJ 009Traffic Enforcement3
CJ 010Juvenile Procedures3
CJ 016Narcotics Control3
CJ 017Natural Resources Law Enforcement3
CJ 021Introduction to Forensics3
CJ 025Introduction to Homeland Security & Terrorism3
CJ 026Homeland Security and Intelligence Gathering3
CJ 030Introduction to Corrections3
CJ 095ACriminal Justice Work Experience ((Maximum of 3 units may be used for work experience)1-3
BPOT 001
BPOT 002
Basic Peace Officer Training-Module III
and Basic Peace Officer Training-Module II
BPOT 003Basic Peace Officer Training-Module I19
BCOT 010Basic Correctional Officer Training16
Required Subtotal15
Elective Subtotal25
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2