Overview

In the Criminal Justice Program at NHTI-Concord’s Community College, students are taught by professionals who have spent a significant amount of time as practitioners in the field. Students learn the basics of the field in Introduction to Criminal Justice and then go on to learn the rules of Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law. From there, students begin to learn about specialty fields from Juvenile Justice to Corrections Operations to Police-Community Relations in Justice and the Community. The college is centrally located in the state, which allows many opportunities for both internships and potential employment.

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 Department Chair.

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.

Criminal Justice Degree

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
#CRMJ 101CIntroduction to the Criminal
Justice System
303
#CRMJ 121CCriminal Procedure404
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 IST 102CPC Applications303
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology303
 17
Spring Semester
#CRMJ 123CCriminal Law404
#CRMJ 210CJuvenile Justice Administration303
 ENGL 120CCommunications or
 ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective3-403
 PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
 SOCI 105CIntroduction to Sociology303
 16

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
#CRMJ 150CCriminology303
#CRMJ 205CPolice Operations303
#CRMJ 215CCorrections Operations303
 MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning*404
 PSYC 205CCrisis Intervention303
 16**
Spring Semester
 BIOL 120C
or
BIOL 159C

Human Biology  or

Personal Nutrition

324
#CRMJ 225CDrug Abuse and the Law303
#CRMJ 230CJustice and the Community303
#CRMJ 270CCriminal Justice Internship**or093
#CRMJ 275CSenior Project**303
 10-13**
TOTAL CREDITS62

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.
* Students must complete MATH 120C to graduate. Depending on results of placement testing, students may be required to complete MATH 092C prior to MATH 120C (please note that MATH 092C Introduction to Algebra, with a grade of “C” or higher, or the high school equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher, is the prerequisite for MATH 120C).
** CRMJ 270C/275C may be taken either Fall or Spring semester of Senior year.

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

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid