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Criminal Justice Track - Degree

Associate in Applied Science
Criminal Justice

Developmental Courses as Needed

Courses Credit Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6  
ENC 90/ENG 100 2-5  
MAT 61 4  

General Education Courses

Courses Credit Notes
ENG 101 Writing I 3  
ENG 102 Writing II 3 Prereq: ENG 101
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking OR
COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3  
Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 110 or higher-level course) 3 EKU transfer students should take MAT 141 or MAT 150
Natural Sciences 3  
Heritage/Humanities 3 EKU transfer students should take ART 105, ART 108, MUS 100, MUS 222 or THA 101
POL 101 American Government OR
POL 225 State Government
3  
PSY 110 General Psychology 3  
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Elective Courses (any general education course or courses with these prefixes: CRJ, CIT, HSM, ISX, SWK, FRS/FIR, HMS, EMS) 6 EKU transfer students should pick two of these: ANT 160, ANT 220, ANT 235 or WGS 200
GENERAL EDUCATION SUBTOTAL 33  

Technical Core Requirements

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 105 Introduction to Computers OR
General Education course if take bypass exam
3 Digital Literacy required for KCTCS degree by course or exam
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Recommended first semester
CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3  
CRJ 204 Criminal Investigation 3  
CRJ 216 Criminal Law 3  
CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 3  
CRJ 295 Criminal Justice Capstone 1  
TECHNICAL CORE SUBTOTAL 19  

Criminal Justice Track

Courses Credit Notes
Criminal Justice Track Elective Courses (see list below) 9  
Technical Elective 0-3  
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRACK SUBTOTAL 9-12  
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 61-64  

Criminal Justice Track Elective Courses

Choose 9 credit hours from the following options:

Courses Credit Notes
CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections 3  
CRJ 108 Advanced Firearms and Less Than Lethal Weapons 4 Prereq: CRJ 107
CRJ 110 Principles of Asset Protection 3  
CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminalistics 3  
CRJ 203 Community Corrections: Probation & Parole 3 Prereq: CRJ 100 or 217
CRJ 208 Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System 3  
CRJ 210 Physical Security Technology and Systems 3  
CRJ 211 Liability and Legal Issues 3 Prereq: CRJ 100 or instructor consent
CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3  
CRJ 218 Police Supervision 3 Prereq: CRJ 100 or CRJ 215 or instructor consent
CRJ 219 Police Recruit Defensive Tactics 4 Prereq: CRJ 215
CRJ 220 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3 Prereq: CIT 105 with C or better
CRJ 222 Prison and Jail Administration 3  
CRJ 224 Basic Traffic Collision Investigation 4 Prereq: CRJ 204 and MAT 110
CRJ 225 Driving and Traffic Enforcement for Law Enforcement 4 Prereq: CRJ 215
CRJ 228 Unmanned CRJ Technology Applications 3  
CRJ 230 Criminal Justice Courtroom Procedures 3  
CRJ 231 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3  
CRJ 235 Serial Killers 3  
CRJ 240 Introduction to Corporate and Industrial Security 3  
CRJ 245 Introduction to Business and Industrial Fraud 3  
CRJ 255 Correctional Intervention Strategies 3  
CRJ 277 Introduction to Criminology 3  
CRJ 278 Victimology 3  
CRJ 279 Terrorism and Political Violence 3  
CRJ 280 Drugs, Crime, and Society 3  
CRJ 290 Internship in Criminal Justice 3 Permission of coordinator required
CRJ 299 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 1-3 Permission of coordinator required

Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program must achieve a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ in each CRJ course and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://catalog.kctcs.edu/academic-services/general-education-requirements/.

KCTCS Catalog:  Criminal Justice Track - Degree