Criminal justice is a growing profession in Oregon and is expected to grow faster than the labor market on average into the foreseeable future. Job openings may call for a high school diploma, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to begin a career upon graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Express a thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system, including police, courts, and corrections.
- Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals.
- Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders and victims as they apply to state, federal, and procedural laws.
- Identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relationships.
- Apply sociological and psychological theories to better understand criminal behavior.
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|COMM 218||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|CJ 100||Survey of the Criminal Justice System||3|
|CJ 101||Introduction to Criminology||4|
|CJ 120||Judicial Process||3|
|CJ 153||Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 201||Introduction to Juvenile Justice||3|
|CJ 243||Drugs and Crime in Society||3|
|CJ 280||Co-op Work Experience Criminal Justice||2|
|ED 265||Children at Risk||3|
|PSY 233||Psychology of Violence & Aggression||4|
|SOC 201||Introduction to Sociology||4|
This degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.