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CCL - Justice Studies

Description:
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Justice Studies will provide a core of courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Justice Studies but have previously received a degree in a different field of study. For students who are pursuing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Justice Studies, completion of the certificate will provide an area of specialization within their degree program.
Major Code: 5861
Award: CCL
First Term: 4096
Total Credits: 15
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Jan 21st, 2010
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 15 credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS119 Computer Application in Justice Studies 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate literacy in microcomputer applications and the ability to use microcomputer applications as they relate to criminal justice studies and criminal justice work. (AJS119)
  2. Identify and describe procedures practiced by courts of general and original jurisdiction. (AJS101)
  3. Identify and describe procedures and methods of operations of public police and explain the discretionary powers of the working police officer. (AJS230)
  4. Describe the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
  5. Identify and describe the theory and practice of criminal investigation, including crime scene procedures, interviewing, case preparation and basic investigative techniques. (AJS275)