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Course Descriptions for CJSA

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CJSA 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Criminalistics I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the field of criminalistics. Topics include the application of scientific and technical methods in the investigation of crime including location, identification, and handling of evidence for scientific analysis. (3 Lec.)


CJSA 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Ethics in Criminal Justice
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies. (3 Lec.)


CJSA 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


CJSA 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


CJSA 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


CJSA 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Death Investigations I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation, and case management for incidences of natural, accidental, and suicidal deaths. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations and meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CJSA 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Death Investigations II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation and case management for incidences of homicide, undetermined causes of death, and sudden infant death. Exploration of various federal, state, and local investigative requirements. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations. Also meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CJSA 1482 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)


CJSA 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Criminalistics II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and practice of crime scene investigation. Topics include report writing, blood and other body fluids, document examination, etchings, casts and molds, glass fractures, use of microscope, and firearms identification. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CJSA 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Criminalistics III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the practical aspects of criminalistics procedures. Topics include crime scene investigation, collecting and preserving evidence, and testifying in court. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CJSA 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. (3 Lec.)


CJSA 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


CJSA 2482 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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