Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment with municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This program has both a career and a transfer component.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment with municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This program has both a career and a transfer component.

 



Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
CRJ-101 Administration of Justice 3
CRJ-105 Criminal Law 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
MTH-107 Liberal Arts Math 3
POL-103 American Federal Government 3
CRJ-104 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJ-106 Contemporary Corrections 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
PHL-131 Introduction to Ethics 3
CRJ-103 Legal Systems 3
CRJ-203 Principles of Investigation 3
    15
Second Semester
SOC-205 Social Diversity 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective 4
CRJ-108 Community Policing 3
CRJ-107 Introduction to Probation & Parole 3
CRJ-207 Terrorism or  
CRJ-230 Vicitimology  
CRJ-207 Intro to Homeland Security 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 61

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to transfer to various colleges offering baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice and the social sciences.
  • To prepare student to demonstrate a working knowledge of the components of the criminal justice system and the various types of agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice.
  • To prepare students to apply critical thinking skills to resolve criminal justice practitioner problems with the public.
  • To prepare students to develop a system of self assessment and establish personal career goals and objectives to enhance personal growth.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concepts involving the Bill of Rights of the United States, as measured by student performance on test questions.
  2. Compare and contrast the components of the criminal justice system and the various types of agencies involved in the administration of justice, as measured by student performance on test questions.
  3. Extrapolate local criminal justice issues to global justice and security issues in regards to narcotic and human trafficking, as measured by student performance on test questions.
  4. Analyze criminal justice practitioner problems with current events such as profiling, use of force and civil rights, as measured by student performance on test questions.

Employment Opportunities

  • Law enforcement officer at the municipal, county,
    and state levels
  • Correctional officer
  • Investigator within the county, state, and federal
    governments
  • Probation aide

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including:

  • Rutgers University
  • Rowan University
  • Temple University
  • Pierce College
  • Seton Hall University

Contact Person

Professor Thomas Riddle, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4779
email: triddle@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

43.0107

Program Code

CRJ.AS