2019-2020 Catalog Vol. 80 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog Vol. 80 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, OSA

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Award CIP Code 43.0104| Major Code OCRJ

Criminal Justice Program

This award provides introductory principles in the field of criminal justice, which will assist beginning students with making informed decisions regarding their career and educational pathway.

The Criminal Justice Program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, and the court system. The Program combines classroom instruction with real world experience. Students are provided with targeted training to enhance their professional opportunities with local, county, and state agencies.

The Blinn College Board of Trustees approved expanding the college’s Criminal Justice Program to include training at the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Central Texas Police Academy in Bryan, Texas. The partnership allows Blinn College Criminal Justice students to receive seventeen weeks of practical training with law enforcement props, equipment, and apparatus in addition to the usual classroom instruction.

More information is available online through the Criminal Justice Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.

In order for a student to receive college credit for up to twenty (20) hours of experiential learning, the individual must show documentation of the successful completion of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved police academy – 1985 to the present – and proof of passing the Texas Peace Officer Exam. A student that attended a TCOLE approved police academy prior to 1985 will need to meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss experiential learning credit options. The courses for which credit will be granted are: CJLE 1506 , CJLE 1512 , CJLE 1518 , and CJLE 1524 . These courses may only be applied to the Law Enforcement Technology AAS degree. The student can be concurrently enrolled in six (6) hours, but must complete six (6) hours at Blinn College before requesting credit for experiential learning that is quantified by the successful passing of a state or national certification exam.

Program Requirements

Totals: 9 Credit Hours

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