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Criminal Justice

First Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 100 – Intro to Criminal Justice 3
ENG 101 – Writing I 3
POL 101 – American Government
OR
POL 255 – State Government
3
Quantitative Reasoning Course 3
Computer/Digital Literacy Course* 3
Total Hours 15
Spring Semester
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 202 – Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 204 – Criminal Investigations 3
ENG 102 – Writing II  3
SOC 101 – Intro to Sociology 3
COM 181 – Basic Public Speaking
OR
COM 252 – Intro to Interpersonal Comm.
3
Heritage/Humanities Course 3
Total Hours 18

Second Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 216 – Criminal Law 3
CRJ 217 – Criminal Procedures 3
Natural Science 3
PSY 110 – General Psychology  3
Elective – General Ed. or Technical 3
Total Hours 15
Spring Semester
Course Credit Hours
CRJ Option Electives (see below) 9
CRJ 295 – CJ Capstone 1
Elective – General Ed. or Technical 3
Total Hours 13

Notes

*Computer/Digital Literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer/literacy course. If a student successfully tests out of a computer/digital literacy course,
he/she must choose a general education elective for the completion of the three (3) hours.

*NOTE* The Criminal Justice Degree has four options: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Security and Loss Prevention.

Students may also earn certificates within this program. Please ask your advisor about earning these credentials.

*NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution for Criminal Justice should consider Associate of Arts with 15 Criminal Justice hours as electives.

Curriculum within KCTCS is reviewed and updated to ensure quality and relevance. This curriculum plan should be used only as a guide for meeting the course requirements for each credential. See the KCTCS catalog for specifics and consult your advisor.

Degree Tracks

Criminal Justice Track

Required Course: CRJ 215 – Introduction to Law Enforcement – 3 credit hours

Criminal Justice Track Electives: Choose 9 credit hours from the following
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 102 – Introductions to Corrections 3
CRJ 108 – Advanced Firearms and Less Than Lethal Weapons 4
CRJ 110 – Principles of Asset Protection 3
CRJ 201 – Introduction to Criminalistics 3
CRJ 203 – Community Corrections/Probation & Parole 3
CRJ 208 – Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System 3
CRJ 210 – Physical Security Technology and Systems 3
CRJ 211 – Liability and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 215 – Intro to Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 218 – Police Supervision 3
CRJ 219 – Police Recruit Defense Tactics 4
CRJ 220 – Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 222 – Prison and Jail Administration 3
CRJ 224 – Basic Traffic Collision Investigations 4
CRJ 225 – Driving and Traffic Enforcement for Law Enforcement 4
CRJ 228 – Unmanned CRJ Technology Applications  3
CRJ 230 – Criminal Justice Courtroom Procedures 3
CRJ 231 – Legal Aspects of Corrections 3
CRJ 235 – Serial Killers 3
CRJ 240 – Intro to Corporate and Industrial Security 3
CRJ 245 – Intro to Business and Financial Fraud 3
CRJ 255 – Correctional Intervention Strategies 3
CRJ 277 – Introduction to Criminology 3
CRJ 278 – Victimology 3
CRJ 279 – Terrorism and Political Violence 3
CRJ 280 – Drugs Crime and Society 3
CRJ 290 – Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 299 – Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 1-3

Law Enforcement Track

Required Course: CRJ 215 – Introduction to Law Enforcement – 3 credit hours

Law Enforcement Track Electives: Choose 6 credit hours from the following
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 108 – Advanced Firearms and Less Than Lethal Weapons 4
CRJ 201 – Introduction to Criminalistics 3
CRJ 208 – Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System 3
CRJ 218 – Police Supervision 3
CRJ 219 – Police Recruit Defense Tactics 4
CRJ 220 – Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 224 – Basic Traffic Collision Investigations 4
CRJ 225 – Driving and Traffic Enforcement for Law Enforcement 4
CRJ 228 – Unmanned CRJ Technology Applications  3
CRJ 230 – Criminal Justice Courtroom Procedures 3
CRJ 235 – Serial Killers 3
CRJ 277 – Introduction to Criminology 3
CRJ 279 – Terrorism and Political Violence 3
CRJ 280 – Drugs Crime and Society 3
CRJ 290 – Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 299 – Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 1-3

Corrections Track

Required: CRJ 102 – Introductions to Corrections - 3 credit hours

Corrections Track Electives: Choose 6 credit hours from the following
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 203 – Community Corrections/Probation & Parole 3
CRJ 208 – Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System 3
CRJ 220 – Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 222 – Prison and Jail Administration 3
CRJ 228 – Unmanned CRJ Technology Applications 3
CRJ 231 – Legal Aspects of Corrections 3
CRJ 255 – Correctional Intervention Strategies 3
CRJ 277 – Introduction to Criminology 3
CRJ 278 – Victimology 3
CRJ 280 – Drugs Crime and Society 3
CRJ 290 – internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 296 – Criminal Psychology 3
CRJ 299 – Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 1-3

Security and Loss Prevention Track

Required Course: CRJ 110 Principles of Asset Protection – 3 credit hours

Security and Loss Prevention Track Electives: Choose 6 credit hours from the following
Course Credit Hours
CRJ 210 – Physical Security Technology and Systems 3
CRJ 211 – Liability and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 220 – Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 228 – Unmanned CRJ Technology Applications  3
CRJ 240 – Introduction to Corporate and Industrial Security 3
CRJ 245 – Introduction to Business and Financial Fraud 3
CRJ 290 – Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 299 – Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 1-3

Revised January 25, 2021