CRIMINAL JUSTICE: POLICE
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Department: Law/Criminal Justice

CIP Code: 43.0107

MCC Program Code: CJ03

NYSED Code (DCC): 01253

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Admissions
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Description

The Police option of the Criminal Justice program is designed to meet the needs of state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, as well as those of selected federal departments. It emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be an effective professional law enforcement agent in a democratic society.

The program provides the opportunity for preparation in the law process and science of criminal justice. This program includes an internship component.

Graduates who meet certain physical and moral standards may qualify for positions at the federal, state, county, and municipal level. Graduates may also be required to pass a qualifying civil service exam for employment.
Readmitted students who have not attended for 3 years (6 semesters) will be readmitted under the current program requirements.
(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Describe the structure and functions of the law enforcement component of the criminal justice system.
2) Describe the structure and functions of the courts component of the criminal justice system.
3) Describe the structure and functions of the corrections component of the criminal justice system.
4) Explain the interactions of law enforcement courts corrections and the community in addressing crime in society.
5) Explain core principles of law and justice as they apply to the roles of citizen and criminal justice professional.
6) Apply the appropriate principles of law and justice to situations that are encountered in the criminal justice professions.
7) Identify appropriate responses to ethical issues encountered in the criminal justice professions.
8) Discuss principles related to the acquisition preservation and presentation of evidence in a criminal case.
9) Identify criminal justice career options and their required qualifications.
10) Develop career-related competencies through workplace experience.

Employment Potential

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Requirements for Program Entrance

Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
POS 120 American National Government 3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People3
Total15-16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships OR
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology***
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
CRJ 104 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 201 Criminal Investigations OR
CRJ 209 Forensic Science I
3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice3
PEJ 101 PHYSICAL FITNESS I - CRIMINAL JUSTICE2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics+ (or higher)3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
CRJ 207 Criminal Evidence3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE++ 3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
SOC 203 Criminology3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE++ 3
ELECTIVE 3-4
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I OR
CRJ 222 Criminal Justice Education Internship II
3
Total15-16
TOTAL CREDITS62-64

* ENG 105 recommended
** SPC 141 or SPC 144 highly recommended
*** PSY 101 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college
+ MTH 160 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college (note prerequisites)
++ CRJ 102, CRJ 105, CRJ 170, 171, 172, 201, 208, 209, 217, LAW 101, 110

NOTE TO STUDENTS:
Students with a TRS 200 placement must register for a CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 200 and COS 101 if not previously taken.. Students with a TRS 105 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101 if not previously completed.
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