2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Basic Criminal Justice Certificate


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.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, and Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CJ.BASIC.15

This certificate is attached to the Associate of Applied Science 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime In America OR 3
CJSA 2334 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices OR 3
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education-Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3)
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices OR 3
CJSA 1347 Police Organization and Administration (3)
Semester Total 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.