Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Specialization AAS
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Career & technical education programs for job training
= Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
T Transfer degrees for accepting institutions = Transfer degrees for accepting institutions, see www.jtcc.edu/transfer
This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as local, state or federal law enforcement or correctional officers; commercial and industrial security officers; and private or government investigators.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subjected to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations and polygraph examinations.
- Students are encouraged to complete the SDV, MTH, and ENG requirements first.
- The philosophy or religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with a PHI or REL prefix
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
- Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – Students should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
Your Right to Know
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia requires colleges to provide information on graduation rates. The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to publish gainful employment consumer information for career/technical programs.