2018-2019 South Plains College General Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2019  
2018-2019 South Plains College General Catalog

Criminal Justice, AS, CIP Code 430103

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This transfer guide is designed to prepare a student for academic transfer to a university where requirements for a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or corrections may be completed.  It provides a pathway for criminal justice and TDCJ personnel to complete course requirements for the Associate of Arts degree that are applicable to a university baccalaureate program.  Students should consult with the criminal justice faculty advisors when planning a course of study that will transfer to a university that offers criminal justice studies.

Students seeking qualifying hours to take the state licensure examination to become a Texas peace officer for local, county or state law enforcement agencies should refer to the Law Enforcement Technology or Police Academy program in this catalog.  A student interested in preparing for the Texas Parks and Wildlife or similar agency work should consult with a faculty advisor to determine a course of study that best fits his or her individual needs.

Students can complete the recommended courses for the Associate of Arts degree through online instruction.  Students wishing to achieve their academic goals in this fashion should consult a faculty advisor to assist them.

Faculty advisors in the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Technology program include Kenny Burns, Assistant Professor of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator; Mark Wittie, Instructor in Law Enforcement; and John Barnes, Instructor in Law Enforcement.

Total Semester Hours: 16/18

Total Semester Hours: 16/15

Third Semester

Total Semester Hours: 13

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 or CJLE 1172 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of courses.  If considering Conservation Law Enforcement degree at Texas Tech University, BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407 should be the Natural Science choices. 
***The substitution of PHED 1304 may be made for students who have completed at least 90% of their degree requirements at South Plains College via distance education.  In this situation, only (1) three-hour course is required, otherwise students must take (2) one-hour PHED activity courses.  Military veterans who present a DDR-214 shall receive (2) semester hours credit toward their physical education core requirements.
****Students may substitute CRIJ 1307, CRIJ 1313, CRIJ 2301 with approval of the faculty advisor. 





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