Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)
Cedar Valley, Eastfield and Mountain View only
- Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites of reading, writing and math.
- If a student does not meet the TSI math assessment they can: retake the TSI Math assessment after preparation, enroll in and pass DMAT 0308 or 0309 or enroll in and pass NCDM 0061.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: AAS.CRIJ.PUB.SAFE
The curriculum is designed for those with Criminal Justice backgrounds as well as for recent high school graduates interested in preparing for employment in the fields of federal, state, and local law enforcement; also, corrections, probation, and parole or private security.
|CRIJ 1301||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRIJ 1307||Crime in America||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|HMSY 1337||Introduction to Homeland Security||3|
|BIOL 1322||Nutrition and Diet Therapy||3|
|CRIJ 1306||Court Systems and Practices||3|
|CRIJ 1310||Fundamental of Criminal Law||3|
|HMSY 1342||Understanding and Combatting Terrorism||3|
|CJSA 1348||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|++Electives||Criminal Justice Elective (two courses)||6|
|SPCH 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication OR||3|
|SPCH 1315||Public Speaking||(3)|
|+Electives||Required Support Courses (two courses)||6|
|PHIL 2306||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|CJSA 1382||Cooperative Education-Criminal Justice/Safety Studies||3|
|++Electives||Criminal Justice Elective (one course)||3|
|PSYC 2314||Lifespan Growth and Development OR||3|
|SOCI 2340||Drug Use and Abuse OR||(3)|
|PSYC 2316||Psychology of Personality||(3)|
|CJSA 2334||Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||60|
+Required Support Courses Electives - must be selected from the following:
|CJSA 2382||Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies||3|
|CRIJ 2314||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CRIJ 2323||Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement||3|
|CRIJ 2328||Police Systems and Practices||3|
|PSYT 2321||Crisis Intervention||3|
++Criminal Justice Elective - must be selected from the following:
|#CJSA 1347||Police Organization and Administration||3|
|#CJSA 1392||Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||3|
|#CJSA 1393||Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies||3|
|#CMDR 1312||Introduction to Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution||3|
|CRIJ 1313||Juvenile Justice System||3|
|CRIJ 2301||Community Resources in Corrections||3|
|CRIJ 2313||Correctional Systems and Practices||3|
|PSYT 2345||Principles of Behavior Management and Modification||3|
#These courses are WECM courses and may not transfer to a four-year program as part of the transferable credits for the four-year degree.
BASIC POLICE ACADEMY
Note: A student enrolling in a Basic Police Academy program must meet the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Requirements for minimum standards if the student plans to seek employment in the law enforcement field. Students must be 21 years of age at time of enrollment.
Students must not have:
(A) Been convicted of a misdemeanor offense above the grade of a Class C Misdemeanor within the last 10 years,
(B) Been on court ordered supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class C misdemeanor,
(C) Been convicted of a felony offense or Class A misdemeanor,
(D) Have court or Grand Jury action pending with any cases above a Class C misdemeanor,
(E) Been convicted of any family violence offense,
(F) Been prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle, and
(G) Been prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
(H) Student must be a U.S. citizen. (This applies only to those enrolling in the Basic Police Academy and not to those who are enrolling in the Criminal Justice degree program.)
The following courses will be given as credit to students who have successfully completed a Basic Police Academy and passed the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). A student must meet all registration requirements set forth by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. A student must successfully complete at least six (6) credit hours of Criminal Justice courses (either academic or technical courses) prior to applying for the 5 additional technical courses listed below, totaling 24 credit hours. The credit awarded will not be assigned a grade, but will be recorded as "credit awarded":
|CJLE 1429||Basic Peace Officer V||4|
|CJLE 1506||Basic Peace Officer I||5|
|CJLE 1512||Basic Peace Officer II||5|
|CJLE 1518||Basic Peace Officer III||5|
|CJLE 1524||Basic Peace Officer IV||5|
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year insitution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.