Criminal and Administration of Justice

The Criminal Justice degree and Administration of Justice transfer degree programs at Lake Tahoe Community College are designed to acquaint pre-service and in-service students with the principles and practices of criminal justice systems in America. Although the program's curriculum allows for the development of depth in one of the subject's major systems (i.e., law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts or corrections), the objective of this program is to familiarize students with concepts in all of the above areas. The Criminal Justice and Administration of Justice program are both academic and professional in that it is an interdisciplinary approach to relating intellectual issues and practitioner perspectives to the challenge of crime in a free society. Consequently, the program provides preparation for employment with a related agency and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. Students completing the Criminal Justice program will be prepared to work in a variety of positions such as municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs, probation or correctional officers, game wardens, state park officers, and private security officers.

Program Learning Outcomes

• Analyze the historical perspective, cultural evolution, and the origin of criminal law, arrest through trial, sentencing, appeal and correctional procedures.

• Evaluate the influences and consequences of crime, including social and psychological factors.

• Recognize the influence of multicultural factors as they relate to the criminal justice system.

• Describe the importance of professional ethics in the major areas of the criminal justice system.

• Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including the court system, law enforcement, and corrections/community supervision.


Online CRJ Program for CDCR Employees
Degrees

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
28-29 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (8 units):
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 102 Criminal Law (4)

2. Three courses selected from the following (12 units):
CRJ 103 Introduction to Evidence (4)
CRJ 104 Criminal Court Process (4)
CRJ 105 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 108 Juvenile Law and Procedures (4)
CRJ 110 Introduction to Corrections (4)
CRJ 112 Introduction to Investigation (4)

3. Two courses selected from the following (8-9 units):
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

To obtain the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education -Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
28-29 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (8 units):
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 102 Criminal Law (4)

2. Three courses selected from the following (12 units):
CRJ 103 Introduction to Evidence (4)
CRJ 104 Criminal Court Process (4)
CRJ 105 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 108 Juvenile Law and Procedures (4)
CRJ 110 Introduction to Corrections (4)
CRJ 112 Introduction to Investigation (4)

3. Two courses selected from the following (8-9 units):
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 

Certificate

A. REQUIRED COURSES
28-29 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (8 units):
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 102 Criminal Law (4)

2. Three courses from the following (12 units):
CRJ 103 Introduction to Evidence (4)
CRJ 104 Criminal Court Process (4)
CRJ 105 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 108 Juvenile Law and Procedures (4)
CRJ 110 Introduction to Corrections (4)
CRJ 112 Introduction to Investigation (4)

3. Two courses from the following (8-9 units):
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)

View Pathway to Completion - Criminal Justice

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Gainful Employment

Success


Completion

12 Months

Graduation Rate

N/A

Job Placement Rate

N/A

Related Occupations

• Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

• Bailiffs

• Police Detectives

 

Financing


Cost of On Campus Living

N/A

Costs Tuition and Fees

$1,560

Books and Supplies

$3,582

Financing Options

• Federal Student Loans = N/A

• Private Loans = N/A

• Institutional Loans = N/A

 

Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 210500, CIP Code: 43.0107, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 25-1111.00