Police Degree Program

Through our partnership with San Juan College and Highlands University, CJTA has developed degree programs which allows law enforcement officers who have graduated from our academy to use that experience and further their education.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (Police Science)

By graduating from our basic police academy, officers receive a total of 32 college credits that are applied to this degree program. They can continue their professional education by completing the following courses of study to receive their Associate of Applied Science Degree here at San Juan College.

1st Semester (All Students)
PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 3
SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MATH 130
MATH 185
Conceptual Mathematics or
College Algebra
3
FREN 111
GERM 111
NAVA 111
SPAN 111
 
Elementary French I or
Elementary German I or
Elementary Navajo I or
Elementary Spanish I or
Another Foreign Language
4
  Total: 16
 
2nd Semester (All Students)
SOCI 213 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems 3
ENGL 211 Advanced Composition 3
SPCH 110
SPCH 111
Public Speaking or
Interpersonal Communication
3
CHEM 110
BIOL 121
Introduction to Chemistry or
Introduction to Biology I
3
  Continuation of Foreign Language II 3
  Total: 16
 
3rd Semester (All Students)
CHEM 111
BIOL 122
General Chemistry or
Introduction to Biology II
4
ANTH 210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
HIST 121
HIST 122
HIST 211
HIST 212
Western Civilization to 1700 or
Western Civilization since 1700 or
United States Survey to 1865 or
United States Survey since 1865
3
ARTS 110
MUSI 110
THEA 110
Orientation in Art or
Introduction to Music or
Introduction to Theatre
3
COSC 111 Computer Literacy 3
  Total: 16
 
4th Semester (Basic Police Academy only)
POLI 118 Fitness Training For Law Enforcement 2
POLI 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
POLI 115 Self Defense for Law Enforcement 2
POLI 120 Introduction to Law 3
POLI 130 Patrol - Communications and Investigations 6
POLI 160 Law Enforcement Professional Writing 3
POLI 235 Traffic Operations 3
POLI 240 First Responder for Law Enforcement 1
POLI 245 Police Proficiency I 3
POLI 246 Police Proficiency II 3
POLI 247 Police Proficiency III 3
  Total: 32
 
4th Semester (Non-Basic Police Academy only)
HMSV 112 Principles of Interviewing 3
PHYC 265 Abnormal Behavior 3
POLS 110 Introduction to Political Science 3
SOCI 211 Deviant Behavior 3
SOCI 212 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOCI 225 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
  Total: 18

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Criminal Justice)

To further your professional education, all of the above credits are transferable to Highlands University where you can obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree. This can be accomplished on the San Juan College Campus. The following is a listing of the requirements needed for a Criminal Justice Degree through Highlands University.

CJS 310 Process and Procedure of Criminal Law 3
CJS 315 Issues in the Criminal Justice System 3
SOC 428 Comparative Legal Systems 3
CJS 401 Legal Issues for Children and Adolescents 3
CJS 405 Law of Evidence 3
CJS 301 Law Enforcement 3
SOC 327 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
SOC 329 Institutional Corrections 3
PolSci 314 Introduction to the Law 3
PSY 409 Domestic and Sexual Violence 3
PSY 408 Drugs and Behavior 3
CJS 415 Psychology and Law 3
SOC 427 Criminology 3
SOC 493 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SW 330 Research Methods I 3
SW 430 Research Methods II 3
CJ/SW 432 Field Practicum 3
  Total: 51