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Behavioral & Social Sciences

Technology (AAS)
Criminal Justice Collegiate Officer Program Option
66 Semester Hours

  • Communication9
    • Engl 1113-Freshman English I
    • Engl 1213-Freshman English II
    • Comm 1113-Speech Communication
  • American History and Government6
    • Hist 1323-U.S. Hist. 1877-Present
    • Pols 1013-American Government
  • Social Science6
    • Psyc 1113-General Psychology
    • Soc 1113-Elements of Sociology
  • Liberal Arts and Science Electives4
    • Liberal Arts Elective 3 hours
    • Educ 1111-Student Success Seminar
  • Concentration/Core26
    • CJ 1013-Introduction to Law Enforcement
    • CJ 1033-Criminal Law
    • CJ 1043-Rules & Procedures of Criminal Evidence
    • CJ 1313-Patrol Procedures
    • CJ 2063-Criminal Investigations I
    • CJ 2073-Criminal Investigations II
    • CJ 2102-Emergency First Aid
    • CJ 2333-Community Relations and Ethics
  • Required Electives15
    • CJ 2221-Police Records and Reports
    • CJ 1213-Traffic Laws and Enforcement I
    • CJ 1221-Radar/Lidar
    • CJ 1231-Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
    • CJ 2213-Firearms
    • CJ 2113-Defensive Tactics
    • CJ 2211-Emergency Vehicle Operation
    • CJ 2512-Occupational Profi ciency

Course Offerings

CJ 1013 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
3 credit hour(s)
Description: History, philosophy, and functions of community, state, and federal services involved in law enforcement.
CJ 1033 - Criminal Law
3 credit hour(s)
Description: Substantive criminal law with particular emphasis placed on the elements of crime, intent, attempts, search and seizure, and the arrest laws.
CJ 1043 - Rules and Procedures of Criminal Evidence
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Origin, philosophy, development of, and current interpretation of rules of criminal evidence; appeal process
Description: and its effect on rules of evidence; attention to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions; analysis of types of criminal evidence.
CJ 1212 - Traffic Laws and Enforcement
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Police responsibility in traffi c control, organization of traffi c and patrol division, routine traffi c duties and
Description: accident reports.
CJ 1221 - Radar/Lidar
1 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033 and Cj 1213. Operator training to improve speed enforcement through the proper and effi cient use of radar
Description: speed-measuring devides.
CJ 1231 - Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
1 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033 and CJ 1213. Police responsibility in traffi c control as it relates to substance abuse. Emphasis is placed in
Description: Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST).
CJ 1313 - Patrol Procedures
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. An examination of the types and methods of patrol activities. Studies include patrol techniques, hazard
Description: awareness, decision making and tactical considerations.
CJ 2063 - Principles of Criminal Investigation I
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Fundamental principles of investigating a criminal incident, with emphasis placed upon crime scene,
Description: interviewing of witnesses, collection and analysis of physical evidence, case preparation for court presentation, and interrogation techniques in light of current federal guidelines.
CJ 2073 - Criminal Investigations II
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033 and Cj 2063. Principles of policeinvestigation, evaluation and processing with an emphasis on death investigations,
Description: identity theft, and missing persons.
CJ 2083 - Organization and Administration of Law
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Principles of organization and administration of law enforcement agencies and a survey of community, state,
Description: Enforcement and federal enforcement agencies.
CJ 2102 - Emergency First Aid
2 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Department of Transportation (DOT) First Responder. Emphasis on emergency care for injuries and response
Description: procedures to emergency situations. Successful completion results in certifi cation by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support and by DOT as fi rst responders.
CJ 2113 - Defensive Tactics
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. The study and practice of methods of defense employed by police offi cers. Open only to Collegiate Offi cer
Description: Program (COP) students with permission of the COP Diriector.
CJ 2211 - Emergency Vehicle Operations
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. The legal aspect of emergency vehicle operation desirable law enforcement driving behaviors and the proper
Description: handling of a vehicle in non-emergency, emergency, and pursuit modes. Limited to Collegiate Offi cer Program (COP) students.
CJ 2213 - Fire Arms
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Must be taken during fi nal semester. Care and use of police fi rearms, including legal provisions and restrictions.
Description: Open only to COP (Collegiate Offi cer Program) students with permission of the COP Director.
CJ 2333 - Community Relations and Ethics
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. An examination of the relationships existing between the police and the coummunity they serve; the offi
Description: cerís role relative to the community, crime prevention, civil rights, and the elements of effective community relations. Emphasis will also be placed on the ethics of law enforcement personnel.
CJ 2221 - Police Records and Reports
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Cj 1033. Organization and operations of centralized records division; study of standard police forms and reports.