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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Criminal Justice 
Associates in Science

According to the Bureau of Labor, criminal justice career opportunities will be plentiful during the next twenty years. This program trains people to be police officers, commercial or retail security guards, and work in a variety of other criminal justice career areas. Many students in this program decide to pursue their education at a four-year college/university.


      Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:


display the ethical standards of their chosen career;
explain the different segments of the criminal justice system and their 
       interrelationships;
appreciate the changes of society and the laws controlling society;
establish an effective environment that fosters growth in his/her chosen 
       profession;
adopt and produce positive solutions for various criminal justice 
       issues.

 

Program Requirements 
Specialized Courses  
PA 101 Public Administration
CJ 102 Criminology and Penology
CJ 104 Criminal Law
CJ 207 Administration of Justice
CJ 215 Criminal Justice Field Work
Criminal Justice Electives

 

Other Courses 
EN 101 English Composition
EN 102 English Composition or
EN 204 Business Communications
PY 101 General Psychology
PS 201 American Federal Government or
PS 203 State and Local Government
SO 201 Introductory Sociology
SO 202 Contemporary Social Problems
SP 203 Effective Speech
CS 101 Intro to Microcomputers or
Computer Science Elective
Math/Science Elective-Gen. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Gen. Ed.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Open Elective

 

Suggested Sequence of Courses 
First Semester 
English Composition (EN101)
General Psychology (PY101)
American Federal Government (PS201) or
State and Local Government (PS203)
Introductory Sociology (SO201)
Public Administration (PA101)
Criminal Justice Elective

 

Second Semester 
English Composition (EN 102) or
Business Communications (EN 204)
Criminal Law (CJ 104)
Contemporary Social Problems (SO 202)
Criminology & Penology (CJ 102)
Effective Speech (SP 203)
Intro to Microcomputers (CS 101) or
Computer Science Elective

 

Third Semester 
Administration of Justice (CJ 207)
Mathematics/Science Elective-Ged. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Ged. Ed.
Criminal Justice Elective
Open Elective

 

Fourth Semester 
Mathematics/Science Elective-Ged. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Ged. Ed.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Criminal Justice Elective
Criminal Justice Field Work (CJ215)

 

Criminal Justice/Corrections 
Associates in Science

Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year college/university or they may decide to become employed in specialized fields of corrections in a county, state or federal facility.


      Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:


show an understanding of various institutional treatment programs;
explain the different segments of the criminal justice system and their 
       interrelationships;
identify the various organizations in the field of corrections;
select and discuss techniques of counseling and explain counseling 
       processes and methods.

 

      Students enrolled in this program must successfully complete 30 general education credits within designated disciplines.

 

Program Requirements 
Specialized Courses  
PA 101 Public Administration
CJ 102 Criminology and Penology
CJ 104 Criminal Law
CJ 207 Administration of Justice
CJ 211 Institutional Treatment of the Offender
CJ 212 Principles of Correctional Operations
CJ 213 Criminal Psychopathology
CJ 214 Correctional Counseling and Interviewing
CJ 215 Criminal Justice Field Work
PY 201 Psychology of Adjustment or
PY 204 Psychology of Adolescence or
PY 209 Abnormal Psychology

 

Other Courses 
EN 101 English Composition
EN 102 English Composition or
EN 204 Business Communications
PY 101 General Psychology
PS 201 American Federal Government or
PS 203 State and Local Government
SO 201 Introductory Sociology
SO 202 Contemporary Social Problems
SP 203 Effective Speech
CS 101 Intro to Microcomputers or
Computer Science Elective
Math/Science Elective-Gen. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Gen. Ed.
Open Elective

 

Suggested Sequence of Courses 
First Semester 
English Composition (EN101)
General Psychology (PY101)
American Federal Government (PS201) or
State and Local Government (PS203)
Introductory Sociology (SO201)
Public Administration (PA101)
Institutional Treatment of the Offender (CJ 211)

 

Second Semester 
English Composition (EN 102) or
Business Communications (EN 204)
Criminal Law (CJ 104)
Contemporary Social Problems (SO 202)
Criminology & Penology (CJ 102)
Effective Speech (SP 203)
Principles of Correctional Operations (CJ 212)

 

Third Semester 
Administration of Justice (CJ 207)
Mathematics/Science Elective-Ged. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Ged. Ed.
Criminal Psychopathology (CJ 213)
Free Elective

 

Fourth Semester 
Mathematics/Science Elective-Ged. Ed.
Humanities Elective-Ged. Ed.
Psychology of Adjustment (PY 201) or
Psychology of Adolescence (PY 204) or
Abnormal Psychology (PY 209)
Correctional Counseling and Interviewing (CJ 214)
Criminal Justice Field Work (CJ215)

 

Criminal Justice 
Academic Certificate  

Upon successful completion of this program, a student should be able to:


explain the different segments of the criminal justice system and their 
       interrelationships;
identify specific concepts in the development of public administration;
discuss and explain governmental organizational structures;
identify various types of government employment in the public sector;

 

      Students enrolled in this certificate program must successfully complete 6 general education credits within designated disciplines.

 

Program Requirements 
Specialized Courses 
PA 101 Public Administration
Criminal Justice Electives

 

Other Courses 
EN 101 English Composition
EN 102 English Composition
PS 201 American Federal Government
PY 101 General Psychology
SO 201 Introductory Sociology

 

Private Security  
Career Certificate

The Security Officers Program is designed to provide students with the basic competencies needed to begin employment in the private security field. Experts predict that career opportunities in private security/criminal justice will be plentiful during the next twenty years.

 

The curriculum is designed so students learn the fundamentals of private security industries standards.

 


      Upon successful completion of this program, a student should be able to:

 


identify specific concepts in the development of private security fields;
identify various types of employment in the private security field;
display the ethical standards of their chosen career;
appreciate the changes of society and the laws controlling society;
understand vicarious liability as it applies to the corporate setting;
adopt and produce positive solutions for various security issues;
successful complete written competency examination, when 
      approved, by the State Advisory Board on Security Officers in 
      the NJ Department of Law and Safety.

 

Program Requirements 
Specialized Courses 
PA 101 Public Administration
CJ 102 Criminology
CJ 104 Criminal Law
CJ 207 Administration of Justice
CJ 215 Criminal Investigation or
CJ 209 Criminalistics
XX Security Officer Practicum

 

Other Courses 
EN 101 English Composition
CS 101 Intro to Microcomputers or
Computer Science Elective
PY 101 General Psychology
SO 201 Introductory Sociology
XW 002 Career Development Entry Seminar
XW 003 Career Development Exit Seminar or
OR 200 Entering the Workforce

 


Homeland Security  
Career Certificate  

Developed as one of the first programs in the country, the Homeland
Security Certificate cirriculum is designed to prepare individuals for service in all levels of governement.  The program will introduce students to the basics of the criminal justice issues concerning antiterrorism at airports, deep draft ports and other important facilities.  Students will learn the important skills necessary to be successful in all areas of homeland security.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to
Promote an understanding of Homeland Security

 

  • Prepare officials in all areas of business and government to anticipate and respond to terroristic threats
  • Prevent incidents to our homeland security

Program Requirements 
Specialized Courses

CJ 141 Criminal Justice Supervision: Theory-Practice & Leadership
CJ 205 Criminal Investigation
CJ 206 Introduction to Terrorism
CJ 207 Administration of Justice
CJ 105 Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
PS 201 American Federal Government
PS 203 State and Local Government

 

Other Courses

EN 101 English Compostion