|NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog|
|ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE|
|Associate in Applied Science Degree AN, MA, WO|
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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. The occupational objectives for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security director (manager), loss prevention director, classification manager, and personnel clearance administrator. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are "core courses" that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum "course options" are provided for selection by the students.
Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are advised that many criminal justice and private/government security agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment.
Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice = 65.
To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.
Although not required as part of this program, students planning to transfer to George Mason University (GMU) may wish to complete eight hours of a laboratory science while attending NVCC. Check the current GMU Catalog or contact a GMU faculty advisor if you have questions.
1 Students interested in a career in the field of corrections should take corrections courses as ADJ electives.
2 The PED requirements may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr., plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr., plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1- credit and a 2-credit course.
3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Psychology 201-202 or Sociology 201-202 are recommended.
4 May substitute a higher level math.