NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Associate in Applied Science Degree AN, MA, WO

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.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ADJ

100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

 

   ADJ

 

Elective or

 

 

   

BUS

100 Intro. to Business

3

 

   ADJ

111

Law Enforcement Org. & Admin. or

 

 

   

1ADJ

140 Intro. to Corrections or

 

 

   

ADJ

150 Intro. to Security Administration

3

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ADJ

105

The Juvenile Justice System

 

3

 

ADJ

 

Elective or

 

 

 

   

ADJ

159 Physical Security

 

3

 

   ADJ

107

Survey of Criminology

 

3

 

MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

16

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ADJ

211

Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. I

3

 

   ADJ

216

Organized Crime & Corruption

3

 

   ADJ

236

Prin. of Criminal Investigation or

 

 

   

ADJ

234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

   ITE

115

Basic Computer Literacy

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

3

 

 

ADJ

 

Elective or

 

 

 

   

ADJ

255 Security Management or

 

 

 

   

ADJ

256 Information Security

 

3

 

   ADJ

133

Ethics and the Crim. Justice Professional

 

3

 

   ADJ

212

Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. II

 

3

 

   ADJ

237

Adv. Criminal Investigation or

 

 

 

   

ADJ

228 Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs or

 

 

 

   

ADJ

248 Probation/Parole/Treatment

 

3

 

   PLS

135

American National Politics

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

15

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice = 66.

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.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from list on page 38.

 

       
 
       

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