2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Plan: Criminal Justice Certificate (30 hours)


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.CRIM.JUST.15

This certificate is attached to the Associate of Applied Science 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1306 Courts Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics OR 3
CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice (3)
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
PSYT 2345 Principles of Behavior Management and Modification 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
Semester Total 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.