May 30, 2024  
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 

Criminal Justice: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 69 credits minimum

Institute of Public Safety
Miller Campus, PSET 270
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-5320
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Miller Campus, PSET 270J, (801) 957-5320

Program Faculty:
Professors − Dr. John Hill
Associate Professors − John Minichino
Assistant Professors − Gary Cox
Instructors − Joseph W. Anderson, JD

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 to areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security, Probation and Parole, Federal Law Enforcement and Forensics, or as background for the pursuit of degrees varying from Pre-Law to Sociology.

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

Estimated Cost for Students: Based on 2014-2015 resident tuition and fees, the projected cost per student is $6,936.00 plus books.

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
Acquire substantive knowledge within Criminal Justice. 1 - Substantive Knowledge
Develop effective communication skills. 2 - Communicate Effectively
Foster quantitative literacy. 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
Promote critical thinking. 4 - Think Critically
Enhance awareness, knowledge and skills to be civically engaged . 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional two courses (six credits) from two of the following distribution areas:

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule

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 vocational-technical credit may be awarded to those individuals who successfully complete POST certified special functions reserve officer and peace officer basic training.