Oakland Community College 


Law Enforcement (CRJ.LAW.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

   The Law Enforcement program provides students with an educational background in: police administration and procedures, criminal investigations, and law. Graduation fulfills the entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.
   NOTE: Completion of an Academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.
   Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants in corrections, private-sector security, or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.
   This program provides an in depth study of community law enforcement and police administration. Graduates may be employed by Police departments, Sheriff departments, State Police or federal law enforcement agencies, or seek employment with industrial plant security or private investigation agencies.

Major Requirements Credits
CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1030 Police Communications 3
CRJ 1110 Police Patrol Administration and Procedures 3
CRJ 1120 Criminal Law and Administration of Justice 3
CRJ 1220 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CRJ 2120 Highway and Traffic Control 3
CRJ 2200 Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation 4
CRJ 2310 Interview and Interrogation Techniques 3
CRJ 2320 Police Administration 3
CRJ 2403 Field Project 3
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG 13501 Business Communications 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2510 Sociology 3
SOC 2610 Introduction to Criminology 3
Required Supportive Courses -
Select 3 courses
CRJ 2154 Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification 4
CRJ 2220 Juvenile Procedures 3
CRJ 2254 Fingerprint Classification and Identification 4
CRJ 2260 Substance Abuse Investigation 3
CRJ 2364 Crime Scene Photography 4
CRJ 2420 Community Relations in Criminal Justice 3
SOC 2530 Racial and Ethnic Group Relations 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
NOTE: The Criminal Justice faculty strongly encourage all CRJ students to take PER 2540 Medical First Responder; however, it does not satisfy the PER General Education Requirement.
1   Transfer students should select ENG 1510.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.