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Criminal Justice Program Guide

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T)**

Entry into this program is by permission only. This program requires a grade of "C" or better in the criminal justice core courses and an accumulative GPA of 2.0 for successful completion. Students should work closely with the criminal justice program adviser.

Suggested Course Sequence: Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree**

This is a sample program guide. Students' quarterly schedules may vary depending on the student's readiness for the program and the annual course offerings.

Fall Quarter - First Year
Credits
CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  5
CJ& 105 Introduction to Corrections  5
ENGL& 101* Composition: General  5
     
Winter Quarter - First Year
CJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Law  5
CJ 130 Introduction to Juvenile Justice  5
MATH& 107**** Math in Society or higher  5
     
Spring Quarter - First Year
CJ 140 Criminal Justice Report Writing  5
CJ 150 Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure  5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology  5
 
Fall Quarter - Second Year
CJ 201 Criminal Investigations  5
CJ 110 Police Organization and Management  5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications  5
     
Winter Quarter - Second Year
CJ 220 Crime Scene Investigations  5
CJ 230 Crisis Intervention  5
Elective*** Lab Science  5
     
Spring Quarter - Second Year
CJ 240 Introduction to Traffic Investigation  5
CJ 250 Professional Development  5
Elective*** Science, Humanities, or Social Science  5
     
Total for Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science-Transfer 
 90


*Placement score required

**Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree: The AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T is a minimum of 20 credits of general education courses drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree (that is, the courses generally accepted in transfer). AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as preparation for the junior year in a bachelor's degree commonly described as the bachelor of applied science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges)

***Electives may be scheduled to meet transferability to specific university programs and require appropriate assessment scores.

****Students who enrolled at WVC prior to summer 2014 may continue to use MATH 105 or 108 to satisfy the AAS-T math requirement. The deadline for graduating under this exception is fall 2015.


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