Dec 06, 2022  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Criminal Justice: AS

Associate of Science | 64 credits minimum

Institute of Public Safety
Miller Campus, PSET 270
General Information
(801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-5320
Program Website
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
Listed below are recommended transfer courses:


UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY - CJ 1300 , CJ 2330 , MATH 1050  

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY - CJ 1300 , CJ 2300 , CJ 2330 , MATH 1040  

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

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
  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 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:

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from One of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

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


Graduation Map

Advising Notes:

PSY 1010  or SOC 1010  are recommended for students transferring to Weber State University.

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.