Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, AS (CRJS-AS-LE)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, 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.

Location: Available at all of the CT State Community College campuses.

The Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement degree provides specialty, in-depth training to students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement at the state, local or federal levels. It combines specialized criminal justice, law enforcement, and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need in the law enforcement field.

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.

Law Enforcement Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the history and development of state, local and federal law enforcement agencies in the United States and as well as the current role and function within the criminal justice system.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulate the conduct of individuals in a culturally diverse society in the context of policing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system as they apply to the law enforcement field.
  • Identify career paths in the field of law enforcement.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)

Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62