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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Administration Concentration
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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Administration Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 61-62


About Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Administration Concentration


This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

  1. Administration of Criminal Justice            
  2. Law Enforcement Administration
  3. Forensic Lab Technician                
  4. Forensic Computer Examiner

Some courses in this program must be sequenced because of prerequisite requirements. Other courses, including Mathematics and English, require placement testing before enrollment is granted. (See a Criminal Justice advisor before enrolling in this program or choosing electives.)


Administration of Criminal Justice

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

25-26

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

Area of Concentration Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 101

Juvenile Justice Process

3

CJ 107

Introduction to Corrections

3

CJ 204

Introduction to Criminology

3

CJ 209

Concept of Police Operations

3

Professional Electives

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

Total

36

Program Total

61-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the legal procedures for gathering information about crimes, criminal procedure, and defendants’ rights.
  2. Describe the process of the criminal justice system including the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional as it pertains to one of the chosen concentration areas: Administration of CJ, Law Enforcement Administration, Forensic Lab Technician, or Forensic Computer Examiner.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the interrelations, ethics, and role expectations of the criminal justice professional in society

CJ206 Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

This course is designed to provide an in-depth exploration consistent with the philosophy that social value and ethics are basic principles of a sound criminal justice process, and the roles of the administration of justice practitioners in relation to the public they serve. Through interaction and study, the student will become aware of the interrelations and role expectations of the human dimension required by practitioners in developing empathy, sensitivity and acceptable behavior. Instruction on the importance of open communication and accountability to those within and without the justice process is explored. Permission from instructor and/or advisor is required.

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CJ200 Criminal Law

This course is designed to introduce students to the history, philosophy, and application of U.S. Federal and Guam criminal laws. It provides students with an understanding of crime classifications, matters affecting criminal responsibility, criminal statutes including those of Guam, and the role of criminal law in contemporary society.

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CJ150 Criminal Procedure

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice process, the court system, and the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on the method of case interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Criminal Procedure Code of Guam.

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Law Enforcement Administration Concentration

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Forensic Lab Technician Concentration

This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Forensic Computer Examiner Concentration

This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

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