2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 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 criminal law and legal issues.
  • demonstrate understanding of clients and client relations within the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate understanding of communication techniques within the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate basic investigative techniques.
  • demonstrate basic understanding of life-long fitness.

Please Note:


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

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:

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:

Global and Cultural Awareness


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Global and Cultural Awareness, two courses are required in total; divided amongst the subgroups below.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: Take:

 

AND

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS: Choose one

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