Feb 26, 2024
The Criminal Justice program is designed for students who wish to prepare for careers within the Criminal Justice field, including Law Enforcement, Correctional Institutions, Probation and Parole and Pre-Law. This program offers coursework intended to transfer to a four-year university allowing students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or various related degrees. Students are also eligible for immediate employment.
Contact information is available on the Criminal Justice website.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your Student Success Coach.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Human & Public Services pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify the nature of crime.
- Recognize the differences between crimes and other types of legal (and moral) wrongs.
- Analyze the concepts/perspectives of criminology.
- Apply criminal justice vocabulary.
- Identify the structure of the federal and state courts within the United States judicial system.
- Compare and contrast the rights provided by the fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments as they pertain to the criminal justice system.
- Recognize the differences between substantive and procedural law.
- Identify the historical and philosophical foundations of law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional institutions.
- Completion ENGL 1010 as a prerequisite for other courses.
Semester Total: 15 Credits
- Completion STAT 2070 completes the math general education requirement in the first year
Semester Total: 14 Credits
- Students interested in law enforcement should take CRMJ 1510; students interested in Corrections/Pre-Law should take CRMJ 2350.
- Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
Semester Total: 15 Credits
- Students interested in law enforcement should take CRMJ 2130; students interested in Corrections/Pre-Law should take CRMJ 2380.
- Completion of AA, Criminal Justice
Semester Total: 16 Credits
Program Credit Hour Total: 60 Credits
The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.
Additional information on careers in Criminal Justice is available through Career Coach.
The Criminal Justice program is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential careers within the Criminal Justice field, including Law Enforcement, Correctional Institutions, Probation and Parole and Pre-Law require you to transfer and continue your education at the next level.
LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.