Criminal Justice (Basic Police Academy)

Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Basic Police Academy, Associate of Applied Science

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CJ-1000Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-1120Criminal Court Procedures2
CJ-1130Criminal Evidence2
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Logic
Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning 1
Elementary Probability and Statistics I (or Any Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course)
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
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Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
CJ-1320Ethics in Criminal Justice2
CJ-2300Juvenile Delinquency2
CJ-1111Constitutional Law for Police3
CJ-2360Community Oriented Policing3
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
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American National Government
Honors American National Government
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Honors Introductory Sociology
Introduction to Urban Studies
CJ-1380Police Academy I 2, 36
CJ-1390Police Academy II 2, 36
Arts and Humanities3
CJ-2280Police Academy III 2, 36
CJ-2290 Police Academy IV 1, 26
CJ-2990Issues in Supervision4

MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet the Mathematics requirement for this program.


Students will receive credit for these courses upon successful completion of the Police Academy Program.


In order to be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Basic Police Academy, a student must successfully complete a Basic Police Academy. This is accomplished by maintaining a “C” or higher grade in each of the Criminal Justice courses attached to the Basic Police Academy (CJ-1380 Police Academy I, CJ-1390 Police Academy II, CJ-2280 Police Academy III and CJ-2290 Police Academy IV) as well as passing grades in the non-credit classes (ZPOL-1004 and ZPOL-1005) and passing the State Certification Examination during the course of one OPOTC certified Basic Police Academy session.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

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