Criminal Justice Forensic Concentration, A.A.S.
The Criminal Justice program is designed to train law enforcement personnel to maintain law and order, collect evidence and information, and conduct investigations and surveillance. The program will provide law enforcement officers the necessary skills to conduct routine investigations.
Forensic Science and Criminalistics are emphasized, and particular emphasis is placed on laboratory practices used to develop investigative evidence, including finger print and DNA analysis. Graduates can go on to careers in such jobs as Forensic Technician, Police Officer, or State Trooper. Some jobs require a four-year degree, but a two-year associate degree is all that is required at many police departments.
To receive an associate in applied science degree, students must complete General Education core requirements, orientation requirements, and the appropriate career and technical courses. Students transferring into a Criminal Justice baccalaureate program should follow the associate in science in Criminal Justice degree plan in the University-Parallel Programs section this catalog.
Admission is conditional and depends on the student’s ability to perform the essential functions identified for the program. Reasonable accommodations are considered.
Area I: Written Composition
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area V: Career and Technical Courses
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After successful completion of CRJ 290 students will be:
- Eligible for FAA 107 Remote Pilot Licensure Examination