2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Basic Criminal Justice Certificate

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(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.CJ.BASIC.12

This certificate is attached to the Associates in Applied Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice and the transfer Field of Study degree in Criminal Justice. It is designed for students who would like exposure to the basic elements of the criminal justice system but who also have the intent of transferring to a Baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime In America 3
9

SEMESTER II

CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 18

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.