Criminal Justice - Police Evidence Technology (CRJ.PET.AAS)

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Associate in Applied Science

Human Services

Auburn Hills Campus

The Police Evidence program provides students with an education background in police administration and procedures, plus extensive experience in coursework relating to the criminal justice field such as criminal investigation, law and related criminal justice subjects. Students learn investigative procedures such as crime scene methods, practical techniques for collecting, preserving and handling physical evidence. Students will perform basic laboratory examinations of simulated crime evidence. 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 or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.

Major Requirements
BIO 1600Human Structure and Function3
or BIO 2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 15101General Chemistry I 4
CIS 1050Personal Computer Productivity Tools4
CRJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 1030Police Communications3
CRJ 1070Introduction to Forensic Science3
CRJ 1120Criminal Law and Administration of Justice3
CRJ 1220Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
CRJ 2154Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification4
CRJ 2200Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation4
CRJ 2254Fingerprint Classification and Identification4
CRJ 2310Interview and Interrogation Techniques3
CRJ 2364Crime Scene Photography4
CRJ 2403Field Project3
SOC 25101Sociology 3
SOC 26101Introduction to Criminology 3
Complete one of the following COM courses:3
Interpersonal Communication 3
or
Fundamentals of Speech 3
Complete one of the following ENG courses:3
Business Communications 3
or
Composition I 3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses60-61
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Satisfied
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Satisfied
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 Hours67-68
1

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

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

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