2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Criminal Justice and Public Safety A.A.S.

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 campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites of reading and writing.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
HMSY 1337 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++Electives Criminal Justice Elective (two courses) 6
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CJSA 1330 Cybercrimes 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
+Electives Required Support Courses (three courses) 9
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
CJSA 1347 Police Organization and Administration 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development OR 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse OR (3)
PSYC 2316 Psychology of Personality (3)
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education-Criminal Justice/Safety Studies OR 3
CJSA 2334 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 60

 

+Required Support Courses - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
#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
HMSY 2306 Organized Crime and Terrorism 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.

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.

Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

Note: Students who want to use the Basic Police Academy as a transition bridge to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, must complete the following:

  • Complete the Basic Police Academy at either Cedar Valley or Eastfield campus,
  • Pass the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE),
  • Meet all registration requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC),
  • Meet all registration requirements set forth by the Dallas College,
  • Complete CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices

Upon successful completion of the criteria listed above, students will be awarded an additional 15 SCH of equivalent-articulated credit for the following courses in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety:


Course Course Title Credit Hours
CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education-Criminal Justice/ Safety Studies 3
CJSA 1392 Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 3
CJSA 1393 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies 3
CJSA 2382 Cooperative Education-Criminal Justice/ Safety Studies 3
Total 15