Apr 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice - A.A.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Degree Types

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. Fast track options available.  For additional information about this degree program, go to www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice All students graduating with an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice are required to take the Criminal Justice Exit Exam and the Educational Testing Service Proficienct Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (15-16)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts  Credits: (3)

Math  or Natural Science Credits: (3-4)

Social/Behavioral Sciences  Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60-61)

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff $28,490 $43,190
Corrections Officer/Jailer $24,000 $30,340
Dispatcher/Support Position $20,160 $37,440
Loss Prevention Officer $16,890 $28,980


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. DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Recommend ENGL 1030 or THEA 1030) Credits: (3) Social/Behavioral Sciences (Recommend PSYC 1030) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15-16)

Math  or Natural Science  (Recommend BIOL 1030) Credits: (3-4)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Degree Types