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PVCC 2023-2024 College Catalog 
PVCC 2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (AAS)

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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Code: 456
Not designed as a Transfer Program

Purpose: The curriculum has two primary purposes: (1) to prepare the student for career services in law enforcement and related occupations, and (2) to provide the first two years of an academic foundation for transfer into a four-year liberal arts program or professional degree program in the discipline. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the experienced officer.

Occupational Objectives: Career development for individuals seeking positions such as commercial and industrial security officer; local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; police officer; private or government investigator; or corrections officer. Students should note that the following qualifications are prerequisites for employment with many law enforcement agencies: (1) excellent physical condition, free from any physical or mental conditions which might adversely affect acceptance or performance as a law enforcement officer; (2) normal hearing, color vision, and eye function; (3) weight in proportion to height; (4) excellent moral character: no convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude or any felony, and no excessive number of traffic citations. A background investigation is usually conducted by the employing agency prior to employment.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Total minimum credits: 61

Students may substitute a higher-level math course for MTH 154 .  

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for Humanities and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives  page. Introductory 101 or 102 level foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

Approved ADJ electives are: ADJ 115  ADJ 116  ADJ 140  ADJ 161  ADJ 170  ADJ 227  ADJ 232  ADJ 233  ADJ 240  

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