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Criminal Justice Technology-Law Enforcement Officer AS

Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Officer Concentration Overview (AS 2606)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-publicsafety.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is a limited access program for the Criminal Justice Academy student (Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate program students) and/or the correction and law enforcement officer who wishes to advance in his or her career. The student must contact the Criminal Justice Institute regarding admission requirements to the Academies prior to entering the Criminal Justice Technology program. Course content includes police administration, criminal law, probation & parole, and criminal investigation.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be admitted into this program. Students who wish to be admitted to the Criminal Justice Institute should seek counseling from the Institute. Those who wish to be admitted to the A.S. degree program should seek counseling from the Criminal Justice Department. This program requires that the student hold a Florida Law Enforcement or Corrections Certification or that the student plans to attend the Palm Beach State Criminal Justice Institute for Law Enforcement or Corrections.

Completion Requirements

Successfully complete all courses in the program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years if you attend full-time or three years if you attend part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Ed Richard, richarde@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3773

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment as a Law Enforcement Officer. It is necessary to complete the Police Academy to be hired as a Law Enforcement Officer in Florida. Nationally, in 2006, seventy-nine percent were employed by local governments. State police agencies employed about 11 percent, and various Federal agencies employed about 7 percent. A small proportion worked for educational services, rail transportation, and contract investigation and security services.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 18)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 21)

CCJ1010Introduction to Criminology (AA)

3 Credits

CCJ1020Administration of Criminal Justice (AA)

3 Credits

CJJ2002Juvenile Delinquency (AA)

3 Credits

CJB2713Introduction to Forensic Science (AA)

3 Credits

CJE1300Police Administration 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CJL2100Criminal Law (AA)

3Credits

CJE1711Criminal Justice Capstone Course (AS)

3 Credits

Required Concentration (Credits: 15)

Law Enforcement Academy

15 credits

Law Enforcement Academy: Florida Law Enforcement Academy and state exam passage required

Electives - Choose 6 credits

CJE1301Police Administration 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CCJ1618Criminal Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

CJL1062Introduction to Constitutional Law (AA)

3 Credits

CJL2130Laws of Evidence (AA)

3 Credits

CJL2403Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure (AA)

3 Credits

CJE2600Criminal Investigation (AA)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

DSC1002Terrorism and U.S. Security (AA)

3 Credits

DSC1590Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (AS)

3 Credits

DSC1242Transportation and Border Security (AS)

3 Credits

CCJ2647Organized Crime (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

CCJ1010Introduction to Criminology (AA)

3 Credits

CJE1300Police Administration 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Electives (CCJ/CJE/CJL or CGS1100)

3 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 15)

CJB2713Introduction to Forensic Science (AA)

3 Credits

CCJ1020Administration of Criminal Justice (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 3)

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

CJJ2002Juvenile Delinquency (AA)

3 Credits

CJL2100Criminal Law (AA)

3Credits

CJE1711Criminal Justice Capstone Course (AS)

3 Credits

Electives (CCJ/CJE/CJL or CGS1100)

3 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

Law Enforcement Academy

15 credits

Law Enforcement Academy: Florida Law Enforcement Academy and state exam passage required

Total Credit Hours: 60