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Degree Plans - Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice Certificate (30 hours) (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley (El Centro is an authorized site), Eastfield, and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CRIM.JUST.08

This certificate is attached to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice and provides the student the skills and academic requirements necessary to qualify for a law enforcement agency with a minimum 30 semester hour requirement.



CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


CRIJ 1306 Courts Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
GOVT 2301 American Government 3


CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
Minimum Hours Required 30
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