NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, AN, LO, WO#

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation which will prepare the student to enter any of the varied fields in the criminal justice system or to prepare for professional advancement. The occupational objectives include: local, state and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile corrections officers, probation/parole officers and counselors.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal ADJ Articulation Agreement with George Mason University. All credits awarded in the NVCC ADJ A.A.S. degree program will transfer to George Mason University under the "2 + 2" curricula agreement. Exceptions are the elective and PED (Physical Education) courses. The NVCC ADJ A.A.S. degree program will accommodate those students who plan to transfer to George Mason University to complete a Bachelor Social Science degree in Administration of Justice. NVCC also has a formal ADJ Articulation Agreement with Eastern Kentucky University located in Richmond, Kentucky. In addition, many other four-year colleges and universities have four year degree programs in Criminal Justice. Since these colleges/universities vary in their requirements, consult a counselor or your faculty advisor, or preferably consult a particular college/university directly regarding course requirements and transferability of NVCC courses.

Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are advised that many criminal justice agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment. All students are required to complete ENG and MATH Placement Testing before registering for the 13th credit.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ADJ100Survey of Criminal Justice3
   ADJ107Survey of Criminology3
   ADJ111Law Enf. Organ. & Admin. I or
   ADJ 140 Intro. to Corrections3
   ENG111College Composition I3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
___Social Science Elective3
   ADJ105The Juvenile Justice System 3
ADJElective 3
   ___General Elective 3
MTHElective 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ADJ211Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. I3
   ADJ216Organized Crime & Corruption3
   ADJ236Prin./Criminal Investigation3
IST100Intro. to Information Systems3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
   ADJ212Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. II3
ADJ215Report Writing3
   ADJ237Adv. Criminal Investigation or
   ADJ 248 Probation/Parole/Treatment3
   PLS135American National Politics3

Total Credits/Semester1814

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice = 65.

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 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Social science courses may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). PSY 201-202 or SOC 201-202 are recommended.

3 Students interested in a career in the field of corrections should take corrections courses as ADJ electives.

4 MTH elective approved by faculty advisor.

5 Or IST elective approved by faculty advisor.

6 The successful completion of ENG 111 is a prerequisite for ADJ 215.

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