Justice Studies/Forensics & Technology - Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: 233

Program Information
This concentration focuses on specific topics in criminal forensics and crime based information technology. Those choosing this option will examine relevant issues in criminalistics and forensic computer technology. The concentration includes hands-on courses in modern forensic methodologies, focusing on evidence collection and analyses of crime scenes.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate You’ll be ready for immediate employment or you can transfer to a four-year college. CCC has transfer agreements in criminal justice with several colleges, and graduates have transferred to scores of colleges and universities throughout the years. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Identify the role of forensics. •Understand importance of crime scenes. •Associate the government’s role for solving crime.


Employment Opportunities:
Police officer with the necessary background to perform as an evidence technician

Program Requirements (33)
Credits
CJ
102
Criminology & Penology
3
CJ
104
Criminal Law
3
CJ
115
Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
3
CJ
120
Introduction to Cybercrime
3
CJ
207
Administration of Justice
3
CJ
209
Criminalistics
3
CJ
215
Criminal Justice Field Work
3
CJ
216
Crime Analysis & Mapping
3
PA
101
Public Administration
3
SO
202
Contemporary Social Problems
3
CS
241
Computer Forensics
3

General Education Requirements (34-35)
Credits
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
PS
201
American Federal Government or
PS
203
State & Local Government
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
Humanities Elective
3
History Elective
3

Total Credits: (67-68)