The police science program at John Tyler Community College gives students an understanding of how the criminal justice systems works. And, as John Tyler alumnus and Chesterfield County Police Colonel Thierry Dupuis explains, programs like JTCC’s complement police academy training.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as local, state or federal law enforcement officers; commercial and industrial security officers; police officers; and private or government investigators.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum. An interview with the program head is required. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subjected to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations and polygraph examinations.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts||3||See Note 4.|
|MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics||3||MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170|
|SOC 200 Principles of Sociology||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System||3|
|ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology||3|
|ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community||3|
|PSY 100 Principles of Applied Psychology||3||PSY 200/PSY 203|
|Philosophy or Religion Elective||3|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I||3|
|ADJ 117 Police Communications and Records||3|
|ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I||3|
|ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs||3|
|ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation||3|
|ADJ 247 Criminal Behavior||3|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 112 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration II||3|
|ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II||3|
|ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel||3|
|CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|Administration of Justice Elective||3|
|Health/Physical Education Elective||2|
|Total Credits For Program||66|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- The philosophy or religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with a PHI or REL prefix.
- Students planning to transfer to a four-year program should choose options and substitutions with the assistance of the program head.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Students with strong computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 8040-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).