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As an AAS student, you will complete approximately 15 credit hours of general education courses and 46-58 credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. The AAS is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area.

First Year

Fall Even, Spring Odd

First Semester

CJ126Intro to Criminal Justice3
CJ239Police Org. & Management3
CJ246Criminal Justice Communications3
SO107General Sociology3
EN101English I3

Second Semester

CJ125Criminal Justice Ethics & Liability3
CJ219Criminal Evidence3
CJ226Introduction to Corrections3
CJ298Deviant Behavior3
BT110Business Math (or higher)3

Second Year

Fall Odd, Spring Even

First Semester

CJ118Procedural Law3
CJ140Criminal Investigations3
CJ260Constitutional Aspects of Crim. Justice3
HI103American History to 1877 OR
PL216National Government3
BT160Microcomputer Applications I3
SP175Speech Communications3

Second Semester

CJ235Criminal Law3
CJ170Introduction to Juvenile Law3
CJ250Criminal Justice Practicum3
PY121General Psychology3

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!
  • We also offer Criminal Justice completely online!

Upon completion of this program, successful students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the philosophy, policies, processes, and reforms of the criminal justice system including police, courts, and corrections;
  2. Evaluate the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws, Constitutional rights of victims and offenders, and the legal procedures of the criminal justice system;
  4. Produce written reports appropriate for criminal justice fieldwork with proper documentation;
  5. Facilitate civil and respectful conversation and identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals.

Program Contact Information

Jenna Vandel

Criminal Justice Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6327

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