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Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for students pursuing an educational program that will prepare them for careers in the fields of law enforcement and adult and juvenile corrections. This degree enables students to enter into criminal justice careers. Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be applied to a four-year degree in the criminal justice/criminology field. If students intend to transfer to SOU's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for criminal justice programs are:

Integrate and apply acquired knowledge and skills related to justice administration systems, crime control policy, theory, law, and technology to effectively manage and control problems related to crime and public safety in jurisdictions of employment.

Work in teams and in collaborative environments with stakeholders in communities of interest to develop solutions to problems of crime and public safety within those communities of interest.

Apply a strong ethic of public service, personal, and professional growth, in their respective roles to include a commitment to apply culturally sensitive strategies of communication and problem-solving in the process.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. A Criminal Justice program advisor must provide advising and approval of a student’s program prior to registration. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of criminal justice agencies prior to considering criminal justice fields as career choices. Conditions such as impaired hearing and/or eyesight, impaired physical agility, or a criminal history may preclude employment in some agencies. Students should discuss their individual circumstances with advisors and determine if any issues might preclude employment in the field.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Criminal Justice Department’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with a Criminal Justice Department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete the credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

91-94

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

RD90

College Reading

0-4

 WR91

 

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

0-3

 

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-9

 

 

Fall

CJ110

Introduction to Law Enforcement

4

 

fall term only (ROLEA credits may be substituted with advisor approval)

CJ120

Introduction to the Judicial Process

4

 

fall/spring terms only

PS201

U.S. Government: Institutions and Policy

3-4

 

or approved Social Science course

MTH60

Fundamentals of Algebra I

4

 

MTH63 or BT160 or higher recommended for transfer

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16-17

 

 

Winter

CJ100

Foundations and Ethics in Criminal Justice

4

 

winter term only

CJ220

Substantive Law and Liability

4

 

winter term only  (ROLEA credits may be substituted with advisor approval)

PS202

U.S. Government: Ideologies and Political Participation

3-4

 

or approved Social Science course

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Spring

CJ200

Introduction to Criminology

4

SOC244

fall/spring terms only

CJ221

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

4

 

spring term only

PS203

State and Local Government

3-4

 

or approved Social Science course

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

COMM218

 

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Fall

CJ130

Introduction to Corrections

4

 

fall term only

CJ223

Evidence and Trial Process

4

 

fall term only

SOC211

Social Deviance and Social Control

3

 

or approved program electives (credits vary)

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

BT101

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Winter

CJ201

Juvenile Delinquency

4

SOC221

winter term only

CJ243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

SOC243

or approved program electives (credits vary)

PSY201

General Psychology I 1

4

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

HE261

(ROLEA credits may be substituted with advisor approval)

BT111

Conflict Management

2

 

or approved program electives (credits vary)

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Spring

CJ214

Crime, Justice and Diversity

4

 

spring term only

CJ270

Capstone Project in Criminal Justice

4

 

 

CJ280

CWE/Criminal Justice

4

 

CWE Offered with Instructor Approval (ROLEA credits may be substituted with advisor approval)

PSY202

General Psychology II

4

 

or approved program electives (credits vary)

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Approved Program Electives (12 credits required)

Note: Students using ROLEA credits to fulfill program requirements should see an advisor for further information and application.

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BA101

Introduction to Business (acceptable if taken for 3 credits)

4

BA214

Business Communications

4

BA226

Business Law

4

BT111

Conflict Management

2

CJ191

ROLEA Module 1

4

CJ192

ROLEA Module 2

4

CJ193

ROLEA Module 3

4

CJ194

ROLEA Module 4

4

CJ195

ROLEA Module 5

4

CJ196

ROLEA Module 6

4

CJ197

ROLEA Module 7

4

CJ198

ROLEA Module 8

4

CJ199

Special Studies: Criminal Justice

variable

CJ203

Crisis Intervention

3

CJ210

Criminal Investigation

4

CJ229

Community Corrections and Casework

4

CJ243/SOC243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

ES205

Crisis Management

3

HS200

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

PS201

U.S. Government: Institutions and Policy

4

PS202

U.S. Government: Ideologies and Political Participation

4

PS203

State and Local Government

4

PSY202

General Psychology II

4

PSY215

Life Span Human Development

4

PSY219

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

4

SOC204

Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC205

American Society

4

SOC211

Social Deviance and Social Control

3

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

4

SOC225

Social Problems and Solutions

4

1 Required for graduation. Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years

2 Recommended and/or required course for students pursuing the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at SOU. See advisor for details.

Criminal Justice Experience and Inservice Training
Note: Up to 18 credits may be applied to the Criminal Justice AAS degree program for students that have completed certified law enforcement or corrections academies, and inservice training in criminal justice fields in recognition of career experiences. See a program advisor for more information.


For more information, contact the Criminal Justice Department.

Criminal Justice Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: criminaljustice@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/criminaljustice
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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