Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement (CRJ.LAW.AAS)

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Associate in Applied Science

Human Services

Auburn Hills Campus

The Law Enforcement program provides students with an educational background in: police administration and procedures, criminal investigations, and law. Graduation fulfills the entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.

Note: Completion of an academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.

Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants in corrections, private-sector security, or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.

This program provides an in depth study of community law enforcement and police administration. Graduates may be employed by police departments, sheriff departments, state police or federal law enforcement agencies, or seek employment with industrial plant security or private investigation agencies.

Major Requirements
CRJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 1030Police Communications3
CRJ 1110Police Patrol Administration and Procedures3
CRJ 1120Criminal Law and Administration of Justice3
CRJ 1220Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
CRJ 2120Highway and Traffic Control3
CRJ 2200Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation4
CRJ 2310Interview and Interrogation Techniques3
CRJ 2320Police Administration3
CRJ 2403Field Project3
ENG 13501, 2Business Communications 3
PSY 25101Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 25101Sociology 3
SOC 26101Introduction to Criminology 3
Complete one of the following COM courses:3
Interpersonal Communication 3
or
Fundamentals of Speech 3
Required Supportive Courses
Complete 3 courses from the following:9-12
Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification4
Juvenile Procedures3
Fingerprint Classification and Identification4
Substance Abuse Investigation3
Crime Scene Photography4
Community Relations in Criminal Justice3
Racial and Ethnic Group Relations3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses55-58
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Satisfied
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)
Satisfied
Written Communication (3-credits)
Satisfied
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours65-68
1

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

2

 Transfer students should select ENG 1510.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

Note: The Criminal Justice faculty strongly encourage all CRJ students to take PER 2540; however, it does not satisfy the PER General Education Requirement.