Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Criminal Justice
For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
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
The Criminal Justice Technical Certificate and the Correctional Officer Technical Certificate are embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Courses in these certificates may be used to award this degree.
All students graduating with an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice are required to take the Criminal Justice Exit Exam and the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry level position in the criminal justice field.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organizational structure, common legal terms, definitions, concepts, and roles of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
CIP Code: (27) 43.0104.00 SOC Code: 33-3011.00