Mar 03, 2021  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Criminal Justice: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum

Institute of Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Miller Campus
PSET 270
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5330
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professors - Dr. John Hill
Assistant Professors - Chris Bertram, Brett Terpstra

Program Description
The Criminal Justice program is designed to provide students with a basic liberal education as well as offer students professional education in criminal justice. Students are encouraged to contact academic advising for transfer information.

Two degrees are offered in the program: an associate of science degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program and an associate of applied science degree for students who plan to go directly to work. Students should check with an advisor in selection of General Education and elective classes to coordinate with the appropriate career track at the transfer institution.

Career Opportunities
A Criminal Justice education prepares students for a career and higher education options included, but not limited t

Licensure Information
The Criminal Justice program alone does not lead to professional licensure. This program prepares students for application and transfer to other programs of study that could eventually lead to professional licensure. Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Courses transfer as electives and may also apply towards major course requirements.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Acquire substantive knowledge about the criminal justice system, criminal laws, procedures, and practices.  Develop an understanding of crime reporting, crime scene processing, forensics, and the wide variety of crimes and why they are committed.

1, 3, 4, 7

Show the ability to research and critically evaluate crimes, crime statistics, and criminal activities.  Process available information and communicate through verbal presentations and written reports the results and opinions of the information gleaned. 

1, 2, 4, 7

Understand the roles of those working in the criminal justice system, the challenges encountered, and the issues faced by those who go through the system.  Enhance the awareness of these problems and develop the knowledge to be engaged in the community and positive change.

1, 2, 4, 5

Understand the relationships and connections within and between the agencies and functions of the different parts of the criminal justice system.

1, 2, 6

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas (6 Credits)

Choose an additional 2 courses, 1 each from 2 of the following Distribution Areas

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements for the first semester should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Twenty-four credit hours of credit may be awarded to those individuals who successfully complete POST certified Special Functions Officer and Law Enforcement Officer.

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