Criminal Justice Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
# CJ 101 Introduction to the Criminal
Justice System
3 0 3
# CJ 121 Criminal Procedure 4 0 4
  EN 101 English Composition 4 0 4
  IT 102 PC Applications 3 0 3
  PY 105 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
  17
Spring Semester
# CJ 123 Criminal Law 4 0 4
# CJ 210 Juvenile Justice Administration 3 0 3
  EN 120 Communicationsor
  EN xxx English Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  PS 220 Public Administration 3 0 3
  SO 105 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
  16-17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
# CJ 150 Criminology 3 0 3
# CJ 205 Police Operations 3 0 3
# CJ 215 Corrections Operations 3 0 3
# CJ 270 Criminal Justice Internship*or
# CJ 275 Senior Project 0 9 3
  MT 120 Topics in Applied College Mathematics** 4 0 4
  PY 205 Crisis Intervention 3 0 3
  16-19
Spring Semester
  BI 120 Human Biology 3 2 4
# CJ 225 Drug Abuse and the Law 3 0 3
# CJ 230 Justice and the Community 3 0 3
# CJ 270 Criminal Justice Internship*or 0 9 3
# CJ 275 Senior Project 3 0 3
  PI 242 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
  XX xxx General Elective 3 0 3
  16-19
TOTAL CREDITS 68-69

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

# Indicates major field courses.
* May be taken either Fall or Spring Semester of senior year.
** Students must complete MT 120 to graduate. Depending on results of placement testing, students may be required to complete MT 093 prior to MT 120 (please note that MT 093 Algebra Part I (with Geometry), with a grade of “C” or higher, or the high school equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher, is the prerequisite for MT 120).

Program Cost Estimates

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Criminal Justice will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Criminal Justice degree is designed to prepare students for careers in police work and corrections, in addition to serving as the basis to transfer on to complete a baccalaureate degree. For those already in service the program provides educational progress for promotion and other career development purposes.

Courses are offered day and evening. This program is now also available 100% online.  FInd out if online learning is right for you.

To learn more about what you can do with this major, click here.

Transfer Information

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Health and Internship Considerations
Applicants should be aware of the basic health and fitness requirements for many careers in the criminal justice field. Prospective students with special needs or limitations that may affect their internship placement and/or potential employability are encouraged to discuss their career goals during the interview with department members prior to admission The college must ensure that individuals (customers, employees, etc.) at internship and service learning sites are not placed adversely affected by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students participating in internship and field experiences must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients.

Character Expectations
Applicants should be aware that background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers, and typically, even before being accepted for an internship. Applicants who have been in difficulty with the law may not be employable, or even eligible for an internship. Because future goals may be compromised, applicants are advised to discuss any concerns with the Co-Department Heads.

Internship Sites
CASA of New Hampshire
DCYF Juvenile Services
Merrimack County Attorney's Office
Merrimack County Juvenile Diversion
NH Department of Corrections
NH Division of Children Youth and Families
NH Fish and Game Department
NH Prison for Women
NH Public Defender's Office
NH State Police
NH State Prison for Women
NH State Prison Volunteers
Tobey School
US Probation Office
Victims Inc.
 

New Hampshire
Police Departments
Antrim Lincoln
Amherst Litchfield
Ashland Littleton
Auburn Londonderry
Bedford Loudon
Berlin Manchester
Boscawen Mason
Bow Meredith
Bradford Milford
Brookline Moultonboro
Campton Nashua
Candia Newport
Claremont North Hampton
Concord Northfield
Deerfield Nottingham
Derry Ossipee
Dover Pembroke
Epping Plaistow
Exeter Plymouth
Franklin Portsmouth
Fremont Raymond
Gilford Rochester
Goffstown Salem
Gorham Sanbornton
Grantham Sandown
Hanover Somersworth
Hampton Sutton
Henniker Swanzey
Hillsboro Tilton
Hollis Thornton
Hooksett Washington
Hopkinton Weare
Hudson Windham
Laconia Woodstock
New Hampshire
Sheriff's Departments

Carroll County
Grafton County
Hillsborough County
Merrimack County

New Hampshire
Department of Corrections

Cheshire County
Coos County
Hillsborough County
Rockingham County

 

Michael F. Raymond
Criminal Justice
Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4284
mfraymond@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu