2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 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 understanding of communication concepts used within the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate basic investigation techniques.
  • demonstrate basic understanding of life-long fitness.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.

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Completion Time: 6 semesters 

Academic Advising: You should meet with an academic counselor prior to registering for classes.

General Education Requirements


Life Skills


The following course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Life Skills (the skills needed to succeed in work-life including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, professionalism, self-awareness, and self-management) and is required in the students’ first semester at MCC:

Written Communication


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

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 courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications (MATH190 is also a Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course), choose one:

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


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Cultural Literacy, both required

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