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Criminal Justice

United Tribes Technical College

The Criminal Justice Program offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree course of study. Currently, we also offer an online option for the Associate of Science degree. The program provides a broad curriculum for students that wish to pursue entry and intermediate level careers in Criminal Justice. Since 2001, the Criminal Justice field has experienced significant expansion and several new careers fields have developed, many requiring Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Upon completion, our graduates will be prepared for employment as Federal, State or Tribal Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Parole and Probation Officers, Transportation Safety Officers, Victim Advocates, United States Customs, Homeland Security, Military Investigative Services and private security agencies. All employment opportunities have pre-employment requirements and many agencies require college degrees, background checks, physical and psychological examinations and licensing examinations.

Students wishing to enroll in this program must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license from their home state and provide official documentation of a criminal background check. Once a student has been accepted into this program, he/she must be motivated to demonstrate the attitude and behavior connected with the professional career being pursued.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is a degree that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time college work. There are different types of associate degrees with varying transferability. Typically has between 60 – 64 total credits.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminal Justice AAS degree program will:

  1. Describe the foundations of the multiple entities within the criminal justice system
  2. Diagram the stages of the criminal justice process
  3. Identify the components of the U.S. Constitution
  4. Interpret the significance of the Bill of Rights contained in the U.S. Constitution
  5. Apply interagency commination skills
  6. Evaluate ethical issues within the criminal justice system
  7. Assess the effectiveness of offender rehabilitation programs

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
CJU 104 OLTraffic Law and Enforcement3
CJU 150Patrol Procedures3
CJU 201Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJU 203Drugs and Crime3
CJU 211 OLIntroduction to Policing3
CJU 212 OLIntroduction to Homeland Security3
CJU 221 OLCriminal Law3
CJU 226 OLCriminal Investigation3
CJU 231Ethics in Criminal Justice I3
CJU 254Juvenile Justice3
CJU 270Introduction to Corrections3

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
CJU 104Traffic Law and Enforcement3
CJU 150 OLPatrol Procedures3
CJU 201 OLIntroduction to Criminal Justice3
CJU 211Introduction to Policing3
CJU 212Introduction to Homeland Security3
CJU 221Criminal Law3
CJU 226Criminal Investigation3
CJU 231 OLEthics in Criminal Justice I3
CJU 254 OLJuvenile Justice3
CJU 270 OLIntroduction to Corrections3
CJU 225Firearms and Physical Fitness (When Available)4

The Bachelor’s degree is a degree that normally requires at least four but not more than six years of full-time college work. Typically has between 120 – 128 total credits.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminal Justice BS degree program will:

  1. Integrate professional conduct expected of a criminal justice practitioner
  2. Utilize criminological theory to determine offender typologies
  3. Execute the technological abilities necessary in the criminal justice profession
  4. Employ communication skills for working with diverse populations
  5. Articulate the effectiveness of the criminal justice system
  6. Evaluate ethical decision making abilities of criminal justice professionals

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
CJU 310Media Relations3
CJU 320Parole and Probation/Intermediate Measures3
CJU 330Criminological Theory3
CJU 346Forensics/Criminalistics3
CJU 435White Collar Crime3
CJU 410Constitutional Law3
CJU 480Research Methods3

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
CJU 300Community Policing/Diverse Cultures3
CJU 350Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
CJU 351Administration of Criminal Justice3
CJU 360Victims and Victimology3
CJU 370Court Processing3
CJU 420Interview Techniques3
CJU 431Ethics in Criminal Justice II3
CJU 485Senior Seminar3