Degrees & Certificates

GraduatesAs an employee of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, you can take classes, earn a certificate, or earn an Associate degree entirely online! LTCC will elevate your education, which can lead to a pay increase or that promotion you've been wanting. Complete all of your work online at your own pace.

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Late start classes start May 8th for Spring 2017!
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Certificate and Degree Options

Required Courses
 
28-29 units distributed as follows:
 
1. All courses for the following (8 units)
CRJ 101- Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 102- Criminal Law
 
2. Three courses selected from the following (12 units)
CRJ 103- Introduction to Evidence
CRJ 104- Criminal Court Process
CRJ 105- Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJ 108- Juvenile Law & Procedures
CRJ 110- Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 112- Introduction to Investigation
 
3. Two courses selected from the following (8-9 units)
MAT 201- Elementary Statistics
PSY 101- General Psychology
SOC 101- Introduction to Sociology

*It is recommended to meet with a counselor to review goals for this certificate

 
B. Required Courses
28-29 units distributed as follows:
 
1. All courses for the following (8 units)
CRJ 101- Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 102- Criminal Law
 
2. Three courses selected from the following (12 units)
CRJ 103- Introduction to Evidence
CRJ 104- Criminal Court Process
CRJ 105- Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJ 108- Juvenile Law & Procedures
CRJ 110- Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 112- Introduction to Investigation
 
3. Two courses selected from the following (8-9 units)
MAT 201- Elementary Statistics
PSY 101- General Psychology
SOC 101- Introduction to Sociology
 
C. Elective Units to bring the total to 90
 

*It is required to meet with a counselor to review requirements for this degree

A. General Education Requirements
 
B. Required Courses
28-29 units distributed as follows:
 
1. All courses for the following (8 units)
CRJ 101- Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 102- Criminal Law
 
2. Three courses selected from the following (12 units)
CRJ 103- Introduction to Evidence
CRJ 104- Criminal Court Process
CRJ 105- Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJ 108- Juvenile Law & Procedures
CRJ 110- Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 112- Introduction to Investigation
 
3. Two courses selected from the following (8-9 units)
MAT 201- Elementary Statistics
PSY 101- General Psychology
SOC 101- Introduction to Sociology
 
C. Elective Units to bring the total to 90
 

*It is required to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements for this degree

 

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 Course Offerings

 
Course
Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Winter 2018
Spring 2018
Coyote paw print CRJ 101-01 
  Introduction to Criminal Justice
X X    
CRJ 102-01 Criminal Law    X   X
Coyote paw print CRJ 103-01 Introduction to Evidence X   X X  
CRJ 104- 01 Criminal Court Process   X    
CRJ 105-01 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice       X
Coyote paw print CRJ 108-01 
Juvenile Law & Procedures
X X     
CRJ 110-01 Introduction to Corrections   X    
CRJ 112-01 Introduction to Investigation     X  
CRJ 131W-01 Special Topic: Law Enforcement Report Writing   X    
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics X      
PSY 101 General Psychology X      
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology X      

  Coyote paw print Late start class is available!

 
Course Descriptions

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course examines the history and philosophy of justice as it has evolved in American and English systems. The course includes an in-depth study of the various criminal justice sub-systems, roles and expectations of criminal justice agents and their societal interrelationships, concepts of crime causation, punishment and rehabilitation, ethics, and education and training for criminal justice professionals. This course orients the student regarding potential career opportunities in criminal justice and provides a sound foundational knowledge of the legal and criminal justice systems. The student will be exposed to an overview of the criminal justice system including laws, procedures, courtroom hearings, sentencing, and corrections.

Transfers to CSU, UC C-ID: AJ 110

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course focuses on crimes against persons, property, and society. It examines the historical development and philosophy of criminal law. Topics covered include legal definitions, classifications of crimes and their applications to the system of administration of justice, legal research, review of case law, methodology and the concept of law as a social force. A review of constitutional provisions of law as they integrate with fundamentals of state law is provided.

Transfers to CSU, UC C-ID: AJ 120

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course examines categories of evidence and legal rules governing its admission and exclusion in the criminal process. Topics covered include the origin, development, philosophy and basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; types of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies.

Transfers to CSU

C-ID: AJ 124

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course provides an examination and analysis of due process in criminal proceedings from pre-arrest through trial and appeal, utilizing statutory, appellate, and constitutional law. Additional topics include the history of case and common law, Miranda warnings, the difference between 6th amendment rights to counsel and court created rights identified in the Miranda case.

Transfers to CSU

C-ID: AJ 122

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course presents a theoretical and conceptual overview of multicultural issues, including those relating to ethnicity, race relations, gender, age, and sexual preference. Topics include cultural/ethnic groups in California and their relationship with law enforcement and justice administration, including courts and corrections. Additional topics include the interaction of the criminal justice agents and the community; theoretical and conceptual overview of multicultural issues affecting human relations; effects of prejudice, bias, and discrimination; awareness of individual and cultural differences affecting human interaction and peacekeeping strategies in a diverse society.

Transfers to CSU, UC

C-ID: AJ 160

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course explores the history and philosophy of juvenile law and procedures in the United States. Topics include the nature of juvenile delinquency, its cause and correlates, as well as the current strategies being used to control or eliminate the occurrence of juvenile delinquency. Special emphasis is placed on techniques for handling juvenile offenders and victims and referral sources available in the community. This course includes a review of landmark legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives related to juvenile law.

Transfers to CSU

C-ID: AJ 220

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course provides a historical perspective and critical analysis of punishment. Topics include types of punishment, alternatives to punishment, and the impact of punishment on the Criminal Justice System. Students will be introduced to the U.S. corrections system and examine the various types of correctional institutions, as well as the clients housed in each institution. This course includes a comprehensive study of contemporary correctional issues.

Transfers to CSU

C-ID: AJ 200

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of criminal investigations. Topics covered include techniques of crime scene search and recording, the collection and preservation of physical evidence, modus operandi processes, sources of information, techniques of interview and interrogation, and conducting follow-up investigations.

Transfers to CSU

ADVISORY: Actual crime scene photographs may be displayed for instructional purposes.

C-ID: AJ 140

Units 1-4

This course is designed to meet the needs of students for studies in areas of special interest. Topics and credit will vary from quarter to quarter and will be included under this cover title published in the schedule for the quarter in which the course will be offered.

Transfers to CSU

Lecture 5, Lab 0, Units 5

The use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance, chi-square and t-tests; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications using data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science, and education.

Transfers to CSU, UC

PREREQUISITE: MAT 154A or MAT 154AA with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent or appropriate skills demonstrated through the math assessment process.

C-ID: MATH 110

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course is an introduction to the theories and methodological approaches in psychology. The subject matter will include such topics as learning, memory, sensation, perception, cognition, social behavior, personality, motivation, emotion, human development, abnormal behavior, and the physiological bases of behavior.

Transfers to CSU, UC ADVISORY: ENG 101 or equivalent.

C-ID: PSY 110

Lecture 4, Lab 0, Units 4

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of sociological inquiry. The course includes analysis of social structures and social behavior, including socialization, culture, social institutions, groups, race, class, gender, deviance, the family, stratification, and social change. As well, students will be exposed to the basic theoretical and methodological approaches of the discipline.

Transfers to CSU, UC

ADVISORY: ENG 101 or equivalent.

C-ID: SOCI 110