May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AS (CRJS-AS)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Three Rivers, Tunxis


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
 
This program is for students who are interested in a career in law enforcement, corrections, security, or the court and legal system. The Associates in Science degree will allow a student to pursue a career immediately upon completion or to transfer to a four-year institution. The program offers a general track in criminal justice or students can choice from the eight areas of concentration.

Degree concentration areas include:

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to secure employment within field of criminal justice.
  • Transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates conduct of a culturally diverse society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-23 credits)


Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)


Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)


CJ Electives for General Degree (12 Credits)


  • CJS Elective - 4 CJS courses (courses are specific if an option is chosen) Credits: 12

Total Credits: 60-62