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Criminal Justice is one of America's fastest-growing career fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for correctional officers, law enforcement officers, and security officers is projected to increase as much as 35% through 2010. (Bureau of labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-2003)
Jefferson College knows the demanding schedule of today’s students and professionals. To meet this demand, Jefferson College has designed a full range of degree tracks for students interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice profession.
The Criminal Justice program at Jefferson College teaches the fundamentals of the criminal justice profession, providing the student with a broad base of knowledge that integrates academic content in corrections, law enforcement, court systems, and private security. The primary goal of this program is to give students the broad-based preparation necessary to become qualified criminal justice professionals in the field.
The following links are for Official Course Syllabi, which detail expected learning outcomes, outlines of topics, and methods of instruction and evaluation:
CRJ110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ112 Criminal Law
CRJ114 Rules of Criminal Evidence
CRJ120 Juvenile Justice System
CRJ130 Introduction to Corrections
CRJ140 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ220 Criminal Justice Internship
CRJ222 Criminal Investigation
CRJ224 Criminal Justice Organizational Leadership
CRJ230 Correctional Institutions
Criminal Justice Academic Plan
The Academic Plan is a semester-by-semester plan for the full-time college-ready student. Part-time students should work with an advisor to customize the map to fit individual needs.
Learn more about the many opportunities to transfer and continue your education.
Meet the Criminal Justice Faculty