2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Criminal Justice Certificate (45-46 hours)

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(Level II Certificate)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: C2.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 45 semester hour requirement.



CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)


CRIJ 1306 Courts Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3


CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Minimum Hours Required 45-46

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.