SLCC General Catalog

Criminal Justice AS

Associate of Science (AS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Criminal Justice program is designed to provide students with a basic liberal education as well as offer students professional education in criminal justice. Students are encouraged to contact academic advising for transfer information.

Two degrees are offered in the program: an associate of science degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program and an associate of applied science degree for students who plan to go directly to work. Students should check with an advisor in selection of General Education and elective classes to coordinate with the appropriate career track at the transfer institution.

Career Opportunities

A Criminal Justice education prepares students for a career and higher education options included, but not limited to areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security, Probation and Parole, Federal Law Enforcement and Forensics, or as background for the pursuit of degrees varying from Pre-Law to Sociology.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Listed below are recommended transfer courses:

Westminister College

COMM 1020

Utah Valley University

CJ 1300, CJ 2330, MATH 1050

Weber State University

CJ 1300, CJ 2300, CJ 2330, MATH 1040

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students

Based on 2012-2013 resident tuition and fees, the projected cost per student is $6,104.00 plus books.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose 1 Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quant Reasoning (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra (QL)

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 1 Course (3 Credits) From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (Lw) 1 Credit

Student Choice (In Or Depth) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem of Eff Comm

3

A

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Required Courses: (15 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CJ 1010

Criminal Justice

3

A

 

CJ 1330

Criminal Law

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 1340

Criminal Invest

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 1350

Intro to Forensic Sci

3

A

Recommended: CJ 1340

CJ 2350

Laws Evidence

3

A

CJ 1010 and 1330

 

Elective Courses: (Select 15 Credits From The Following)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CJ 1300

Intro to Corrections

3

A

CJ 1010 or instructor approval

CJ 1900

Special Studies

1-24

A

 

CJ 2000

CO-OP

2-4

F, Sp

CJ 1010, 1330, 1340, 1350, and 2350

CJ 2020

CJ Supervision

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2060

Community Cor

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2110

Intro Security

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2260

Cont Prison/Jail

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2300

Intro to Policing

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2330

Juvenile Justice

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2390

Traffic Law

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2410

Intro Victimology

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2420

Homicide Investig

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2440

Organized Crime

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2450

Terrorism

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2460

Psych Profiling

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2470

Intro Criminology

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2480

Crime Scene Proc

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010, CJ 1350

CJ 2490

Drug Trafficking

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2500

Contemp Violence

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2510

Criminal Behavior

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2530

Police Patrol Tech

3

A

CJ 1010

CJ 2540

Careers in Law Enf

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2550

Emergency Mangmt

3

F, Sp

 

CJ 2560

Law Enf Documentation

3

F, Sp

CJ 1010

CJ 2920

Special Topics CJ

1-3

A

 

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

 

COMM 1610

Reporting/Writing

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

FIN 1050

Personal Finance

3

A

 

HSEM 1360

Homeland Security

3

A

HSEM 1450

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1110

State/Local Govt

3

Sp

 

PSY 1010

General Psychology

3

A

 

SOC 1010

Intro to Sociology

3

A

 

SOC 1020

Social Problems

3

A

 

SOC 2630

Race/Ethnicity

3

F, Sp

SOC 1010

SW 1010

Intro Social Wk

3

A

 

SW 2100

Hu Beh Soc Env

3

A

 

SW 2280

Drug/Alcohol Abuse

2

F, Sp

SW 1010 and 2100

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CJ 1010

3

CJ 1330

3

COMM 1010

3

CJ 1340

3

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 2010 or 2100

3

QL

3-4

HLAC

1

AI

3

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

18-19

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CJ 1350

3

Distribution (2)

6

CJ 2350

3

ELEC

9

Distribution

3

 

 

ELEC

6

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

 

Advising Notes

PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 are recommended for students transferring to Weber State University.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.  Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements for the first semester should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Twenty-four credit hours of vocational-technical credit may be awarded to those individuals who successfully complete POST certified peace officer basic and special functions reserve officer training.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire substantive knowledge within Criminal Justice

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • Develop effective communication skills

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Foster quantitative literacy

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Promote critical thinking

4 – Think Critically

  • Enhance awareness, knowledge and skills to be civically engaged

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Contact Info

Institute of Public Safety

Miller Campus
Public Safety Enforcement Training Building (PSET) 270

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5320

Criminal Justice Department

Academic Advisor
Miller Campus
Public Safety Enforcement Training Building (PSET) 270J
801-957-5320

Program Faculty

Professors
Dr. John Hill

Associate Professors
John Minichino

Assistant Professors
Gary Cox

Instructors
Joseph W. Anderson, JD