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Montcalm Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 Catalog

Criminal Justice A.A.S.


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(Code 1255)

This associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for careers in criminal justice. This program provides coursework designed to provide an understanding of criminal justice, while allowing students to obtain special work-related skills necessary for work in a variety of criminal justice positions with police, courts, and corrections. Specific paths within this degree program will allow students to transfer to a police academy, or into a bachelor’s degree program at Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University.

Students with a criminal record should consult with the State of Michigan to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.

Upon completion of this program [CIP: 43.0102], graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate Health Care Techniques.
  • demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate understanding of legal issues.
  • demonstrate understanding of clients and client relations within the criminal justice systems.
  • demonstrate the use of computer systems.
  • demonstrate basic criminal investigation techniques.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.

General Education Requirements


Written Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, choose one:

Oral Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Oral Communication, choose one:

Laboratory Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Application of Scientific Methodologies, choose one:

Mathematics


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications, one required:

Social Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Local, National, and Global Citizenship, both required:

Humanities and Fine Arts


Take both of the following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses:

Other programs


MCC also offers  Criminal Justice/Corrections Certificate  and Michigan Corrections Officer Training  programs.

Note:


Minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) required for all associate degree programs.

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