Jul 21, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice - A.A.S.


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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is for students wanting to complete an associate degree and find employment after graduation, with no intention of transferring to a four-year university or college. The AAS is a multi-disciplinary degree program with courses in criminal law, investigation, corrections, terrorism, policing, and report writing; preparing students for entry level careers in the criminal justice field.

 For additional information about this degree program, go to www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice

General Education Requirements - Credits (18)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts Credits: (3)

Advisor Approved Electives - Credits (9)


 Take three courses (9 credits) from the following list or consult with Program Advisor for approved course options:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff $27,700 $40,600
Corrections Officer/Jailer $24,800 $28,200
Dispatcher/Support Position $21,000 $35,300
Loss Prevention Officer $20,400 $33,600

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Advisor Approved Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Advisor Approved Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Advisor Approved Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

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