Criminal Justice AAS
The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Career & technical education programs for job training
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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. 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 with strong computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
- Approved Course Substitutions listed above (ADJ 145, ADJ 241, and ADJ 245) may be used as an elective if not used as course substitution.
- Students are strongly encouraged to take their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – Students should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
- Students should regularly check their advisement report in MyTyler-SIS.
Your Right to Know
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