Criminal Justice Department
Associates of Applied Science - Corrections Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice includes courses in the Arts & Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Criminal Justice courses designed to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Criminal Justice System.

The corrections emphasis includes elements of juvenile procedures, probation and parole, and institutional and community-based corrections.

Course Descriptions

Semester I

EDUC

1300

Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1 OR

3

COSC

1301

Introduction to Computing

 

CRIJ

1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIJ

2301

Community Resources in Corrections

3

ENGL

1301

English Composition I

3

PSYC

2301

Introduction to Psychology

3

15

Semester II

CJSA

1348

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CRIJ

1306

Court Systems and Practices

3

GOVT

2306

Texas State and Local Government

3

HIST

1301

United States History I

3

CRIJ

1313

Juvenile Justice System

3

15

Semester III

CRIJ

2328

Police Systems and Practices

3

CJCR

1304

LE -- Probation and Parole

3

+ MATH 1332

College Mathematics2

3

HIST

1302

United States History II

3

GOVT

2305

United States Government

3

15

Semester IV

SPCH 1311

Introduction to Speech Communication

3

CRIJ

1310

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3

#

CRIJ

2313

Correctional Systems and Practices3

3

HUMA 1301

Humanities: Prehistory to Renaissance4

3

SOCI

1301

Introduction to Sociology

3

15

TOTAL

60

+Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
# Capstone course ~must be taken in the last semester.
1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take EDUC 1300 in their first semester at ACC. All other students must take COSC 1301.
2Students transferring to a four year institution should take MATH 1314.
3Must be taken in the last semester as the last required Criminal Justice course.
4Students may also choose from Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts of the Core Curriculum Course List.