2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Criminal Justice Certificate (30 hours)

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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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.CRIM.JUST.08

This certificate is attached to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice and provides the student the skills and academic requirements necessary to qualify for a law enforcement agency with a minimum 30 semester hour requirement.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
9

SEMESTER II

CRIJ 1306 Courts Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
12

SEMESTER III

CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 30

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.