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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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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:

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry level position in the criminal justice field.

  2. 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

General Education Requirements - Credits (15-16)

CRMJ Electives - Credits (15)

  • CRMJ Electives (Choose from the following list or consult with the Program Advisor for approved course options) Credits: (15)

CITC 2352 - *Digital Forensics  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 1325 - Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 1341 - *Physical Defensive Tactics  Credits: (4)
CRMJ 1381 - *Interview and Interrogation  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 2311 - Juvenile Justice  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 2332 - Drug Identification and Effects  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 2340 - Investigative Report Writing  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 2381 - Selected Topics in Criminal Justice  Credits: (1-6)
CRMJ 2395 - Corporate Security and Loss Prevention  Credits: (3)
CRMJ 2396 - Criminal Justice Internship I  Credits: (3)
HED 200 - First Aid and Safety/CPR  Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60-61)

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 - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

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

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

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