Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice is a two-year degree program designed to lead directly to employment, or career advancement, in the field of criminal justice. Typical careers include law enforcement, probation officer, corrections officer or even social work.

The AAS degree is stackable with the Associate of Science (AS) degree in criminal justice. However, any student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution, or plans to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree, should follow the Associate of Science (AS) path in criminal justice.

 

Courses and RequirementsAssociate of Applied Science Criminal Justice Academic Plan

 

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of how the criminal justice system and its agencies operate together as a system
  • An understanding of how this system is designed to bring about social justice
  • An understanding of the various theoretical frameworks that explain the definition, causes and consequences of crime
  • An understanding of proper standards of conduct regarding investigation, collection of evidence and procedural processes.