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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
Cedar Valley (El Centro is an authorized site), Eastfield, and Mountain View only
Degree Plan Code: AAS.CRIM.JUST.08
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 law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole or private security.
+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.
++Required Support Courses - must be chosen from the following. Students cannot take more than one cooperative education course during the same semester:
+++Criminal Justice Elective - must be selected from the following:
#Both CJSA 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 Officer Standards and Education Requirements (TCLEOSE) for minimum standards if you plan to seek employment in the law enforcement field. Students must be 21 years of age at time of enrollment. Additional restrictions include - 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 PROGRAMS.)
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 Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). A student must meet all registration requirements set forth by the 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 at least 24 credit hours. The credit awarded will not be assigned a grade, but will be recorded as "credit awarded":
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.
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