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2018 - 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement - AAA

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Program Code: AAA.25727

The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies. As a graduate of this program, depending on the option chosen, you would be prepared to seek employment as a police officer, corrections officer, conservation officer, public safety dispatcher, juvenile officer, private security, or prepare for careers in probation/parole/courts, federal government, CSI, detective, pre-law and many other related careers.

Fall First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Semester Credits: 16

Winter Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Credits: 62


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all core courses (CJ 110W , CJ 111W , CJ 112W , CJ 210W , CJ 220W , CJ 250 , CJ 270W , AND CJ 271W ).
  2. If proficiency can be demonstrated in Keyboarding and Computer Concepts, additional electives may be substituted for the CST and/or OAT courses. Keyboarding waiver test is available for OAT 170 . Contact the BTec Division office, 989-686-9127, to arrange for waiver test.
  3. May substitute an approved natural science elective including MTH 119W  or higher with a grade of “C” or better for CJ 220W . Please refer to the MTA information in the catalog. Lab science credit in two different areas would be particularly useful for transferring to a 4-year school and is required in the fulfillment of the MTA.
  4. This program does not certify you for employment as a police officer as it does not incorporate the Basic Police Training (B.P.T.) Program.
  5. Employment within the Criminal Justice field may be delayed or denied depending on a history of convictions involving felonies, misdemeanors, and/or involving controlled substances.
  6. You may be eligible for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Consult the current catalog for MTA requirements.

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