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2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AA with Designation


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Additional information available on the Criminal Justice Department website.

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The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program, students should be able to:

  • Explain the origins of criminal behavior, society’s response to crime, and the consequences of crime to our society, utilizing multiple perspectives
  • Explain social injustices and social harms within criminal justice systems
  • Compare theoretical frameworks to the causes and prevention of crime, the processes of criminalization, and the impact that crime has on society
  • Discuss the relationships between the courtroom and its procedures, the criminal law, and issues of criminal procedure (due process vs. crime control)
  • Document police-related activities through effective report writing
  • Differentiate and explain the key roles in the core criminal justice areas (law enforcement, law and corrections)

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication


Six (6) credit hours

Mathematics


Three-four (3-4) credit hours

History


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences


Seven-eight (7-8) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses


Twenty-seven (27) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Choose Three (3) Courses from the Following


If these courses are applied to this second section of the Prescribed Curriculum (Additional Required Courses) for credit, they may not be applied to the first section of the Prescribed Curriculum (General Education Requirements) for credit.

Electives


Zero-two (0-2) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Total Credit Hours: 60


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