II. Associate of Applied Science Degree - AAS
♦ Criminal Justice
CIP Code: 43.0103, 43.0113
Cost Per Credit Hour:
Course Materials and Fees:
Total Cost of AAS Program:
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Outside: Study Hours: 1,800
60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Total Tuition: $14,940
Total Course Materials & Fees: $2,500**
(including course materials and fees)
The program prepares the student to apply theories and practices of organizational management and
criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Material
covered will include law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership,
administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and
regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.
*Please be advised individuals with prior felony convictions will be precluded from obtaining
employment in any criminal justice field.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Identify current trends in the areas of corrections, policing, criminal justice, and criminology
Explain the fundamental concepts underlying the U.S. criminal justice system
Demonstrate knowledge of the court system and legal process
Apply the principles of clinical and criminal laboratory science, investigative techniques, and
criminology to the reconstruction of crimes and the analysis of physical evidence.
Utilize accepted practices of laboratory science, laboratory procedures, criminology and police
Perform and evaluate evidentiary testing and analysis, reconstruction techniques, evidence
handling and storage practices, and identify the appropriate applications applicable to specific
types of evidence and crimes.
Descript and interpret principles, procedures, techniques, legal concerns, and problems
associated with a criminal investigation.
Explain and quantify administrative law and procedures, courtroom evidence management and
preparation, case presentation and court testimony.
Define the principles regarding suspect description and identification, state and federal criminal
law and procedures, informant and suspect rights, officer liability, informant and witness
management, and victim awareness.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice will assist in preparing students for entrylevel careers in federal law enforcement, state and local police work, probation/parole, and/or
corrections, if other criteria established by the employer/agency are met.
* ACOT’s program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given
course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.