Criminal Justice

Program Description

The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical experience to prepare students for employment or promotional opportunities in criminal justice agency positions in crime prevention, public safety, corrections, or other related fields.

This program is designed to educate students who wish to pursue a career in criminal justice or for additional training of individuals already employed in the field. The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and the application of federal, state, and local laws as they apply to both emergency and routine situations. Course content is organized into competency-based courses of instruction that specify occupational competencies that the student must successfully complete.

Criminal Justice is available at SOWELA's Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA or online.

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Curriculum

Criminal Justice-430104-AAS
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
CRMJ 1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ 1120 Introduction to Corrections 3 0 3
CRMJ 1220 Police Systems and Practices 3 0 3
POLI 1100 American Government 3 0 3
or
SOCL 2010 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
15
Semester 2
CRMJ 1332 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 0 3
CRMJ 2112 Social Problems for Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ 2322 Criminal Investigation 2 1 3
CRMJ 2340 Criminology 3 0 3
CRMJ 2510 Introduction to Forensics 3 0 3
15
Semester 3
CRMJ 2410 Juvenile Justice System 3 0 3
CRMJ 2420 Deviance 3 0 3
CRMJ 2422 Judicial Process 3 0 3
CRMJ 2552 Criminal Justice Externship 0 3 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
15
Semester 4
CRMJ 2622 Criminal Justice Ethics 3 0 3
CRMJ 2998 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
AAS – Criminal Justice (60) 15
Total Clock Hours 975
Criminal Justice-430104-Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
CRMJ 1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ 1120 Introduction to Corrections 3 0 3
CRMJ 1220 Police Systems and Practices 3 0 3
TCA – General Criminal Justice Studies (9) 9
CRMJ 1332 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 0 3
CRMJ 2112 Social Problems for Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ 2322 Criminal Investigation 2 1 3
CRMJ 2340 Criminology 3 0 3
CTS -- Criminal Justice System Studies (21) 12
POLI 1100 American Government 3 0 3
or
SOCL 2010 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
CRMJ 2410 Juvenile Justice System 3 0 3
CRMJ 2420 Deviance 3 0 3
CRMJ 2422 Judicial Process 3 0 3
CRMJ 2510 Introduction to Forensics 2 1 3
CRMJ 2998 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ 2552 Criminal Justice Externship 0 3 3
CRMJ 2622 Criminal Justice Ethics 3 0 3
TD – Criminal Justice (45) 24
Total Clock Hours 750

Program Information

CIP Code: 430104

Program Type: Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 60 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Quibodeaux

lisa.quibodeaux@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6593

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