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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 120 - Criminal Justice Professions

Credits: 5
Provides an introduction to the potential career opportunities and professional positions available in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections, at municipal, state, and federal levels. Intended to help students explore criminal justice professions they might not be aware of and get an overview of potential jobs in criminal justice, including research into current employment trends. Students focus on particular positions of interest, including the educational and training requirements and job-finding and hiring strategies.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Evaluate potential career possibilities in the criminal justice field. 
  2. Research current employment trends, and possible future development in the criminal justice field.
  3. Research educational, training, and hiring requirements for possible professions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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