Police Science, Homeland Security Specialization
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; private or government investigator.
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 3.|
|MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics||3||MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170|
|SOC 200 Principles of Sociology||3||SOC 201, SOC 202|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 160 Police Response to Critical Incidents||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, PSY 201, PSY 202|
|Philosophy or Religion Elective||3||Recommended: REL 230|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence||3|
|ADJ 170 Street Gangs and Law Enforcement||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 234 Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism||3|
|ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II||3|
|ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel||3|
|ADJ 244 Terrorism Response Planning||3|
|CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|Health/Physical Education Elective||2|
|Total Credits For Program||66|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- 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 good 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: 804-706-5121(Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).