Justice Studies/Homeland Security - Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: 234

Program Information
This option will examine threats to the U.S. homeland with insight into the implications for maintaining homeland security. The concentration will examine this new concept for America and the basic responsibilities of defending the United States. This includes the study of counterterrorism and antiterrorism, law enforcement, border and transportation security, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency response.

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:
•Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and role of the U.S. Criminal Justice System and be able to function within that system. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Employment Opportunities:
Law enforcement, law, corrections and private investigation

Program Requirements (33)
Credits
CJ
102
Criminology & Penology
3
CJ
104
Criminal Law
3
CJ
115
Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
3
CJ
141
Criminal Justice Leadership
3
CJ
120
Introduction to Cybercrime
3
CJ
206
Introduction to Terrorism
3
CJ
207
Administration of Justice
3
CJ
213
Criminal Psychopathology
3
CJ
215
Criminal Justice Field Work
3
CS
241
Computer Forensics
3
PA
101
Public Administration
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
History Elective
3

Total Credits: (67-68)