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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts Degree

Understand criminal justice laws, theories, forensics and court systems and develop critical thinking and judgemental skills, ethical decision making abilities and problem solving and communication skills throughout the program. Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Politics and the Judicial Process, Criminology, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice and more. Interdisciplinary in nature, this program draws on courses in communications, sociology, law and political science in addition to the requisite criminal justice courses.

Course Number CourseCredits
CRMJ 1020 Intro to Law Enforcement 3
CRMJ 2100 Politics & Judicial Process 3
CRMJ 2120 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRMJ 2280 Criminal Procedures 3
CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law 3
CRMJ 2350 Intro to Corrections 3
CRMJ 2400 Criminology 3
CRMJ 2685 Research in Criminal Justice 3

Student must take nine (9) credits of courses from the CRMJ or HSEC prefix, of which no more than six (6) credits come from HSEC courses. See course catalog for more information.

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II (in the program) 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Social Science 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 60

Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science

The magnitude and changing complexity of criminal activities dictate the need for criminal justice personnel who have had a broad-based educational experience. The program as presented includes General Education courses from the college curriculum, specialized Criminal Justice core courses, essential interdisciplinary offerings, and suggested Criminal Justice requirements.

The Associate of Applied Science Program is designed to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service criminal justice personnel as a terminal degree. Alternately, the Associate of Arts Program fulfills the initial two-year curriculum for many four-year Criminal Justice programs.

Students must take 39 credits of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security courses. 

Students must take 6 general elective credits.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I (WR1) 3
American & Wyoming Government  3
A student must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL.  
ARTS/HUM/IT/ORAL/SOC/WR2 6
University Studies 1

 

Total Credit Hours: 61

CERTIFICATES

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, Corrections Option, is designed to meet the needs of the student interested in working in corrections. The magnitude and changing complexity of the criminal justice system, criminal activities, and corrections systems in society dictate the need for criminal justice personnel that think critically and are empowered to make ethical decisions when responding to the unique needs of our corrections population. The program includes General Education courses from the college curriculum and Criminal Justice courses focused on preparing the student to pursue entry-level or advance to supervisory positions in today's complex corrections environment.

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, Corrections, is tailored to help advance careers in the criminal justice field.

Total Credit Hours: 37

Program Requirements

Course Number  Course

Credits

CRMJ 1005 Law Enforcement Health and Wellness

CRMJ 1020 Intro to Law Enforcement

CRMJ 1170 Law Enforcement/Ethics, Justice

CRMJ 2000 Court Testimony

CRMJ 2010 Use of Force

CRMJ 2120 Intro to Criminal Justice

CRMJ 2320 Mental Wellness for Law Enforcement

CRMJ 2350 Intro to Corrections

CRMJ 2365 Community-Based Corrections

CRMJ 2420 Juvenile Justice

 

General Education Requirements

Course Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL
MATH/APPM
UNST

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, Law Enforcement Option, is designed to meet the needs of the student interested in becoming a law enforcement officer. The magnitude and changing complexity of the criminal justice system and criminal activities in our society dictate the need for criminal justice personnel that thinks critically and are empowered to make ethical decisions. The program includes General Education courses from the college curriculum and Criminal Justice courses focused on preparing the student to pursue entry-level or advance to supervisory positions in today's complex law enforcement field. 

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, Law Enforcement Option, is tailored to help advance careers in law enforcement. 

Total Credit Hours: 37

Program Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

CRMJ 1005 Law Enforcement Health and Wellness

CRMJ 1020 Intro to Law Enforcement

CRMJ 1170 Law Enforcement/Ethics,justice

CRMJ 2000 Court Testimony

CRMJ 2010 Use of Force

CRMJ 2120 Intro to Criminal Justice

CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law

CRMJ 2130 Criminal Investigation I

CRMJ 2420 Juvenile Justice

CRMJ 2320 Mental Wellness for Law Enforcement

 

General Education Requirements

Course Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL
MATH/APPM
UNST

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, School Resource Officer Option, is designed for the student interested in working as a school resource officer. The magnitude and changing complexity of the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, and criminal activities in our society dictate the need for criminal justice personnel that think critically and are empowered to make ethical decisions when responding to the unique needs of our juvenile population. The program includes General Education courses from the college curriculum and Criminal Justice courses focused on preparing the student for a career as a school resource officer. 

The Criminal Justice Certificate I, School Resource Officer Option, is tailored to help advance careers in the criminal justice system with a credential in a criminal justice field of study.

Total Credit Hours: 34

Program Requirements

 

Course Number Course

Credits

CRMJ 1005 Law Enforcement Health and Wellness

3

CRMJ 1020 Intro to Law Enforcement

3

CRMJ 1170 Law Enforcement/Ethics, justice

CRMJ 2000 Court Testimony

3

CRMJ 2010 Use of Force

3

CRMJ 2120 Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CRMJ 2320 Mental Wellness for Law Enforcement

3

CRMJ 2400 Criminology

3

CRMJ 2420 Juvenile Justice

General Education Requirements:

Course Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL 3
MATH/APPM 3
UNST 1

The Criminal Justice Cert II is designed to meet the needs of the student interested in becoming a law enforcement officer. The magnitude and changing complexity of the criminal justice system and criminal activities in society require the foundational education provided in this Certificate program to empower those in or entering the profession to respond to the changing demands on law enforcement personnel. The program includes General Education courses from the college curriculum and Criminal Justice courses focused on preparing the student to pursue entry-level positions in today's complex criminal justice environment.

Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

CRMJ 1005 Law Enforcement Health and Wellness

CRMJ 1020 Intro to Law Enforcement

3

CRMJ 1170 Law Enforcement/Ethics,justice

3

CRMJ 2120 Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CRMJ 2320 Mental Wellness for Law Enforcement

3

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