Administration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
Choose One
1MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 3 - 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16-17
2nd Semester
ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence 3
Choose One
ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I 3
Choose One
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Choose One
GEO 230 Political Geography 3
3ADJ 250 Global Security Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security 3
SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 3
ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
Choose One
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I 3
4ADJ 243 Homeland Security and Law 3
ADJ 247 Criminal Behavior 3
Total 15
4th Semester
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice 3
ADJ 240 Techniques of Interviewing 3
2ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
2ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
REL 237 Religions of the East 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64-65
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ADJ
100
3
ADJ
234
3
ENG
111
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITE
152
3
Choose One
1MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
3 - 4
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 16-17
2nd Semester
ADJ
163
3
Choose One
Homeland Security Elective
ADJ
3
ADJ
111
3
Choose One
CST
100
3
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
Choose One
GEO
230
3
3ADJ
250
3
Introduction to Sociology
SOC
200
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ADJ
212
3
ADJ
228
3
ADJ
236
3
Choose One
ADJ
211
3
4ADJ
243
3
ADJ
247
3
Total 15
4th Semester
ADJ
133
3
ADJ
227
3
ADJ
240
3
Homeland Security Elective
2ADJ
3
Homeland Security Elective
2ADJ
3
Religions of the East
REL
237
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64-65

1 Students may take any higher-lever MTH. The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives.  

Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 127,ADJ 140, ADJ 159, ADJ 160, ADJ 163, ADJ 164, ADJ 169, ADJ 211, ADJ 216,  ADJ 250, ADJ 252, as well as ADJ faculty approved ADJ 295 Topics or ADJ 298 Seminar courses.

Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-340 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.

Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-230.b, FEMA IS-700, and FEMA IS-800 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications. Students enrolling in ADJ 243 Homeland Security and Law must complete ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I prior to taking the course due to the prerequisite requirement.  

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