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Criminal Justice Technology

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

The Criminal Justice program provides students with a contemporary curriculum. The program is responsive to our ever-changing society, which demands highly-educated and well-qualified candidates to meet the increasing standards of a variety of peace officer agencies.

Opportunities are plentiful in the criminal justice system in sheriffs' departments, municipal police departments, the state highway patrol, corrections agencies and other public and private agencies.

The program schedules that follow are designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking preparatory courses, will require additional quarters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an associate degree in Criminal Justice, a graduate will be able to:

  • Display an understanding of basic computer technology including hardware and software solutions as related to law enforcement.
  • Implement effective communication techniques with citizens, families and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect respect for and sensitivity to individual differences while working with citizens, families and co-workers.
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make appropriate law enforcement decisions.
  • Display professional behaviors within the ethical/legal framework of law enforcement.

Prerequisites
Anyone considering a law enforcement career should recognize that employment involves meeting physical requirements, which vary greatly among different agencies.

A conviction of any of the below crimes is a disqualifier for this program:

  • Any felony
  • Domestic violence or reduced charge stemming from a domestic violence incident

Other criminal convictions may prevent graduates from obtaining employment in some positions/facilities.Additional questions about criminal convictions should be directed to the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator.

Course Title Credits
Fall
CRJ 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1116 Systems Approach to Computer Technology 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
 
Spring
CRJ 1120 Juvenile Procedures 3
CRJ 1123 Patrol Operations 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication Ior  
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
 
Fall
CRJ 2201 Police Administration 3
CRJ 2216 Community Relations 3
CRJ 2225 Forensic Science 4
CRJ 2228 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 2250 Community Resources 3
 
Spring
CRJ 2235 Social Justice 3
CRJ 2240 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 2260 Constitutional Law 3
CRJ 2280 Practicum 3
PSY 2230 Abnormal Psychology 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 64