Oakland Community College 
Programs

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

GENERALIST (CRJ.GEN.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

   This program provides experiences related to criminology, criminal law, legal procedures, and social values.
   The Criminal Justice Generalist program provides students with an educational background in police procedures and administration, plus extensive experience in additional subjects relating to the criminal justice field. Graduation fulfills entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.
   Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants or choose to continue their education at the Bachelor level.
   This program is designed to provide students with the courses necessary to meet 2 + 2 degree requirements for institutions offering Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice.
   Students selecting this major are strongly advised to meet with an OCC counselor throughout their program of study for courses that might be required at the transfer college you plan to attend.

   Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.

Major Requirements Credits
  CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CRJ 1030 Police Communications 3
  CRJ 1120 Criminal Law and Administration of Justice 3
  CRJ 1220 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
  CRJ 2403 Field Project 3
  SOC 2510 Sociology 3
  SOC 2610 Introduction to Criminology 3

Requirements - Select minimum of two courses
  CRJ 1050 Introduction to Security and Risk Management 3
  CRJ 1060 Introduction to Corrections 3
  CRJ 1110 Police Patrol Administration and Procedures 3
  CRJ 2154 Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification 4
  CRJ 2200 Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation 4
  CRJ 2220 Juvenile Procedures 3
  CRJ 2254 Fingerprint Classification and Identification 4
  CRJ 2260 Substance Abuse Investigation 3
  CRJ 2310 Interview and Interrogation Techniques 3
  CRJ 2320 Police Administration 3
  CRJ 2364 Crime Scene Photography 4
  CRJ 2420 Community Relations in Criminal Justice 3

See Graduation Requirements for an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
 
General Education Requirement for this degree must include the following: Credits
These General Education Distribution Requirements differ from most of the other Associate in Applied Science requirements. See p. 69 or inside back cover for courses that satisfy these requirements.  
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
and    
ENG 1520 Composition II 3
    Fine Arts/Humanities (must be taken in more than one academic area) 8
  MAT Mathematics/Science
(These courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline. This area is defined as courses on the Mathematics/Science General Education Distribution list, p. 69 or courses with the same prefixes with numbers higher than those listed. One course must be an approved lab/science.)
8
  PER Physical Education 1
  POL 1510 American Government 3
 
Necessary Electives to Total 62
 
NOTE: Completion of a Police Academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.

●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.