Associate in Applied Science
Auburn Hills Campus (also available fully online)
This program provides experiences related to criminology, criminal law, legal procedures, and social values.
The Criminal Justice Generalist program provides students with an educational background in police procedures and administration, plus extensive experience in additional subjects relating to the criminal justice field. Graduation fulfills entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.
Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants or choose to continue their education at the Bachelor level.
The Criminal Justice Generalist program is designed to provide students with the courses necessary to meet 2 + 2 and 3 + 1 degree requirements for institutions offering Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice.
Students selecting this major are strongly advised to meet with an OCC counselor throughout their program of study for courses that might be required at the transfer college you plan to attend.
Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.
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|CRJ 1010||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 1030||Police Communications||3|
|CRJ 1050||Introduction to Security and Risk Management||3|
|CRJ 1060||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|CRJ 1120||Criminal Law and Administration of Justice||3|
|CRJ 1220||Criminal Evidence and Procedure||3|
|CRJ 2320||Police Administration||3|
|CRJ 2403||Field Project||3|
|PSY 2510||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Complete a minimum of 2 courses from the following:||6-8|
|Police Patrol Administration and Procedures||3|
|Introduction to Homeland Security||3|
|Firearms, Ballistics and Explosives Identification,Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification||4|
|Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation||4|
|Fingerprint Classification and Identification||4|
|Substance Abuse Investigation||3|
|Interview and Interrogation Techniques||3|
|Community Relations in Criminal Justice||3|
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||36-38|
|General Education Requirements|
|The General Education Distribution Requirements for this degree differ from most of the other Associate in Applied Science requirements.|
|ENG 1510||Composition I||3|
|ENG 1520||Composition II||3|
|Fine Arts / Humanities (6-8 credits) - Must be taken in more than one academic discipline with a grade of "C" or better||6-8|
|Mathematics / Science (8-credits) - Must include one approved lab / science course. Complete 8 credits from Mathematics / Science courses listed in the Michigan Transfer Agreement List (or courses with the sam prefixes with numbers higher than those listed)||8|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree||2-6|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
Note: Completion of a Police Academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.