Criminal Justice

Professionals in the field of Criminal Justice work as law enforcement officials, adult and juvenile correction officers, probation and parole personnel, or private investigators.

The law enforcement/criminal justice field is thriving. After a decade of declining crime rates, crime in every category is on the rise across the country. Advances in technology and a post-September 11 emphasis on homeland security have fueled a demand for a new breed of law enforcement professional equipped to meet the changes in national security. Employment in a criminal justice career is always going to be available. Public safety, juvenile offenders, adult offenders, incarceration, child abuse and neglect, rehabilitation—these things are a part of society. This career field is your opportunity to help make a difference.

The Criminal Justice program at CCC is offered completely online and offers several options to meet a student’s particular needs. Many courses are taught by current (or retired) law enforcement professionals, including the current Curry County District Attorney.  Each instructor has specific training and expertise in a specialized area of criminal justice.

Topics Covered:

  • Criminology
  • Policing
  • Correctional Systems
  • Probation and Parole
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Organized Crime, Terrorism and Understanding Gangs

Associate of Applied Science in Academy-Based Criminal Justice

 

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First Semester (Fall I):

BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy Systems (3 Credits)
ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3 Credits)
MATH 1130 Survey of Math (3 Credits)
CJUS #### (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


Second Semester (Spring I)

ENGL 1120 Composition II OR ENGL 2210 Professional & Technical Communication (3 Credits)
POLS 1120 American National Government (3 Credits) 
CJUS #### (3 Credits)
CJUS #### (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


Third Semester (Summer): 

COMM 1130 Public Speaking OR COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
PYSC 1110 Intro to Psychology OR SOCI 1110 Intro to Sociology (3 Credits)
CJUS #### (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 9


 Total Credits Required: 63 (Including 30 Credits from NM Poice Academy) 

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

 

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First Semester (Fall I):

  • BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy Systems (3 Credits)
  • CJUS 1110 Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3 Credits) 
  • MATH 1130 Survey of Math (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


Second Semester (Spring I)

  • CJUS 1120 Criminal Law OR CJUS 2120 Criminal Courts & Procedure (3 Credits)
  • CJUS 1170 Intro to Criminology (3 Credits)
  • CJUS 1190 Intro to Protective Services (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 1120 Composition II OR ENGL 2210 Professional & Technical Communication (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


Third Semester (Summer): 

  • COMM 1130 Public Speaking OR COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
  • CJUS #### Elective (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 6


Fourth Semester (Fall II): 

  • CJUS 1140 Juvenile Justice (3 Credits)
  • CJUS  2140 Criminal Investigations (3 Credits)
  • CJUS 2340 Victimization in American Society (3 Credits)
  • SOCI 2310 Contemporary Social Problems (3 Credits)
  • CJUS #### Elective (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 15


Fifth Semester (Spring II): 

  • CJUS 2150 Corrections System (3 Credits)
  • POLS 1120 American National Government (3 Credits)
  • PSYC 1110 Intro to Psychology OR SOCI 1110 Intro to Sociology (3 Credits)
  • CJUS #### Elective (3 Credits)
  • CJUS #### Elective (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 15


 Total Credits Required: 60 

The Associate of Applied Science consists of 60 credit hours and can be completed in four semesters.  The Associate of Applied Science in Academy-Based Criminal Justice consists of 63 credit hours (30 of which being credit granted for Academy completion) and can be completed in three semesters. The Certificate of Completion in Criminal Justice consists of 30 credits and can be completed in just two semesters.

Students interested in CCC's Criminal Justice program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

#4 in the "2020 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Associate Degrees" in the United States

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Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Criminal Justice program, please contact:

monica turner
Monica Turner
Division Chair of Business Administration, Behavioral Science & Education
575.769.4948
monica.turner@clovis.edu

bridgette wolford
Bridgette Wolford

Academic Advisor
575.769.4099
wolfordb@clovis.edu

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