“I most valued the close knit criminal justice at ACC. I was able to transfer all my credits and am employed in the field.”

Criminal Justice (A.S.)

This program provides a broad overview of the field of criminal justice and will prepare students for careers in this field. Program graduates may be employed as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, case workers, and court advocates.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS effective Fall 2011
GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
CJS* 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS* 102
or
CJS*244
Introduction to Corrections
or
Community Based Corrections
3
CJS* 120 Police and the Community 3
+CJS* 201
or
+CJS* 202
Criminology
or
Juvenile Delinquency
3
+CJS* 211 Criminal Law I 3
+CJS* 213 Evidence & Criminal Procedure 3
+CJS* 290 Practicum in Criminal Justice
or
        CJS* Elective
3
        CJS* Elective
1
Subtotal: 22
 

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Humanities:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition (*) 3
   * Minimum “C” grade required
+ENG* 103 Composition II 3
or
an ENG* course higher than 101 with Program Coordinator’s permission
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3

Humanities Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, CHI*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 173, 204, ENG* (101 or above), FRE*, GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS* 101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR*

3
Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Fine Arts Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128,

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

3-4
Math:
Number Title Credits
+MAT* 123
Elementary Statistics
or
+MAT* 137 – Intermediate Algebra or higher
3-4
Science:
Number Title Credits

Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE* PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences :
Number Title Credits
POL* 111 American Government 3
or
POL* 112 State and Local Government
PSY* Any course in psychology 3
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
Electives:
Directed Elective (requires written permission of Program Coordinator)
3
Open Elective
3-4
MinimumTotal:
61

+ Prerequisite required

Program Outcomes:

By the time they complete the Asnuntuck Community College, a student who graduates from the Criminal Justice Program should be able to:
1) Articulate their knowledge of the theories, principles, judicial and correctional processes, legal institutions, and methods of law enforcement that are the foundation of American justice;
2) Apply the correct terminology used to explain the roles and functions of the various agencies that comprise the American criminal justice system;
3) Apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of citizens and regulate criminal justice agencies;
4) Demonstrate proficient writing, research and oral presentation skills needed for a career in a criminal justice profession;
5) Provide evidence that they understand the needs of the various constituencies in their community by developing personal linkages with service providers beyond the campus.

Transfer Opportunities:

Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring. Past students have transferred to Central Connecticut State University; The University of New Haven; Western Connecticut State University; Westfield State University; Western New England University; Springfield College.

Employment Information:

The Criminal Justice Program prepares students for careers in local and state law enforcement, corrections and court services.

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$ 19,612

Amount you'll earn*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Coordinator

Don Boyd
860.253.3033
dboyd@asnuntuck.edu