2020-2021 Catalog

Criminal Justice

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Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice

60 Credit Hours

The Criminal Justice associate degree prepares students for entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies as police officers and civilian support staff; in corrections and detention facilities as corrections officers and jailers; in prosecutors’ offices and criminal defense firms as investigators, clerks, and support staff; in private security agencies as security officers and investigators; and in homeland and corporate security departments as investigators, risk analysis officers, and loss prevention and emergency planners where a degree is required. The degree also positions employees for pay raises and promotion eligibility. Some courses offered in the training  curriculum at the S.C. Criminal justice Academy may be eligible for credit toward the Criminal Justice associate degree at TTC.  Courses taken at TTC may be transferrable to the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy for recertification credit for certified police and detention officers.  The program has a 2+2 agreement with The Citadel; some credit may transfer to other public and private colleges as well.

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
IDS 109 First Year Experience Seminar 3

REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3
REQ MAT Select from Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3
REQ SSC Select from Behavioral/Social Sciences 3

Total:   15

Major Requirements

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 115 Criminal Law I 3
CRJ 125 Criminology 3
CRJ 126 Criminal Justice Research Methods 3
CRJ 130 Police Administration 3
CRJ 220 The Judicial Process 3
BUS 121 Business Law I 3
CRJ 222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 230 Criminal Investigation I 3
CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 3
CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3

Total:   33

Criminal Justice Electives

Select four courses from the list below. At least two courses must have CRJ prefix.

CRJ 102 Introduction to Security 3
CRJ 110 Police Patrol 3
CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 3
CRJ 140 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
CRJ 202 Criminalistics 3
CRJ 210 The Juvenile and the Law 3
CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 3
CRJ 232 White Collar Crime Investigation 3
CRJ 233 Cyber Crimes and the Law 3
CRJ 235 Practical Crime Scene Investigations 3
CRJ 243 Criminal Profiling 3
CRJ 244 Probation, Pardon and Parole 3
CRJ 246 Special Problems in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I 3
HSM 104 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
HSM 202 Transportation and Border Security 3
HSM 203 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3
CWE 113 Cooperative Work Experience 3
CWE 123 Cooperative Work Experience 3

Any additional three-hour college-level course from the Catalog except ENG 150, COL 103 and courses labeled nondegree credit in the course description can be used as a criminal justice general elective.

Total:   12

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.