The Cisco College Criminal Justice program provides students with a basic understanding of the parts of the criminal justice system, as well as expanded knowledge in specialized fields of study. Students will be prepared to work in a variety of of roles, including police officers, probation officers, criminologists, customs officials, correctional officers, public and private investigators, and research and planning analysts.

A student receiving a degree, Level I, or Level II certificate must complete the capstone requirements. Some courses will transfer to various 4-year universities. Verify course transferability with the university you plan to attend.

Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for more information about this program.

Prerequisites

There are no special selection criteria for this program.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Applied Science Four semesters
Criminal Justice Level II Certificate Three semesters
Criminal Justice Level I Certificate Two semesters
Criminal Justice Level I Certificate - Homeland Security Two Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths

    Police Officer

    Sheriff

    Paralegal

    Correctional Officer

    Private Investigator

    Fish and Game Warden

    Crime Scene Technician

    Bailiff

    Police Dispatch

    Security Officer

  • Salary Information

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  • Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    CJSA 1322 Intro to Criminal Justice3CJSA 1312 Crime in America3
    CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation3CJCR 1307 Correctional Systems & Practices3
    CJSA 1359 Police Systems & Practices3CJSA 1313 Court Systems & Practices3
    CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law3CJSA 1317 Juvenile Justice System3
    CJSA 2324 Community Resources in Corrections3CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice3
    TOTAL15TOTAL15
    Third SemesterFourth Semester
    Criminal Justice Approved Elective** (1304, 1325, 1333, 2331, 1342, 2345, 1393, 1347)3Criminal Justice Approved Elective** (1304, 1325, 1333, 2331, 1342, 2345, 1393, 1347)3
    CJLE 1345 Crime Scene Investigation3CJSA 2300 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I3MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 Contemporary Math3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking3PSYC 2301 General Psychology3
    Language, Philosophy & Culture, or Creative Arts*3GOVT 2305 Federal Government3
    TOTAL15TOTAL15
    TOTAL DEGREE HOURS60

    *See core curriculum course option
    **Field of Study Curriculum. (CRIJ courses only.)

    Some students may need preparatory courses in English, Reading, or Math. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a certificate or degree

  • Criminal Justice Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    CJSA 1322 Intro to Criminal Justice3CJSA 1312 Crime in America3
    CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation3CJSA 1313 Court Systems & Practices3
    CJSA 1359 Police Systems & Practices3CJSA 1317 Juvenile Justice3
    CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
    TOTAL12TOTAL9
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS21


  • Criminal Justice Level II Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    CJSA 1322 Intro to Criminal Justice3CJSA 1333 Traffic Law and Investigation or (1304, 1325, 2331, 1342, 2345, 1393, 1347)3
    CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation3CJCR 1312 Crime in America3
    CJSA 1359 Police Systems & Practices3CJSA 1307 Correctional Systems and Practices3
    CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law3CJSA 1313 Court Systems and Practices (Formerly Courts and Criminal Procedures)3
    CJCR 2324 Community Resources in Corrections3CJSA 1317 Juvenile Justice System3
    TOTAL15TOTAL15
    Third Semester
    CJSA 2300 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3

    CJLE 1333 Traffic Law and Investigation or (1304, 2331, 1342, 2345, 1347, 1393, 1325)

    3
    CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice3
    CJLE 1345 Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation3
    TOTAL12
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS42


  • Criminal Justice Level I Certificate Plan - Homeland Security
    First SemesterSecond Semester

    HMSY 1337 Intro to Homeland Security
    3
    CJSA 2300 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    3
    HMSY 1342 Understanding and Combating Terrorism
    3
    CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
    3
    HMSY 1391 Special Topics in Homeland Security
    3
    HMSY 1343 Weapons of Mass Destruction
    3
    CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation
    3
    HMSY 2337 Managing a Unified Incident Command3
    TOTAL
    12
    TOTAL
    9


    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
    21

Meet the Faculty

James Berry

Professor of Criminal Justice
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4434
james.berry@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae