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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Concentration, AAS


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The Criminal Justice program prepares students for a career in such areas as law enforcement, corrections, security and juvenile justice. The program allows students to choose either an AA or AAS degree. All students must complete the basic Criminal Justice requirements, then select other Criminal Justice classes in areas of primary interest.

NOTE: Students who have a criminal background history may make it through the program, but it is NOT likely that they will find employment in the Criminal Justice field, and students with a criminal history may NOT be eligible for an internship, which is required for the AAS degree.

For more information about the Criminal Justice program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/criminaljustice.

Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Criminal Justice AA or AAS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Criminal Justice required courses and options and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Course(s)


Semester 1


Semester 2


Semester 3


Semester 4


  • Credits: 3
  • Select 2 courses from AAS General degree Requirements Credits: 6
  • Select 3 courses from Option courses (one must be a 1-credit course) Credits: 7

AAS General Degree Requirements (mentioned above) are as follows:


Option Courses-Select 16 Credits


Students are strongly encouraged to talk to a full-time Criminal Justice instructor about which option courses and general education courses to take. Other CRJ courses may be eligible for use as option courses with department chair approval. Please consult chair prior to registering for those courses.

Total Minimum Credits Required to Complete the AAS Degree-Homeland Security Concentration - 64


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