Your Curriculum

Criminal Justice Administration

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Dr. Chris Gorsek:
503-491-7321
Room AC2674
Chris.Gorsek@mhcc.edu

Courses provide students with knowledge about the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, law and the legal system in American society and the decision-making processes of criminal justice agencies. A criminal justice major is broadly educated and also provided with courses that directly apply to careers in law and the justice system.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Explain how the criminal justice system functions, as well as how it fits into the overall U.S. society
  • Compare and contrast the various theories of why people offend
  • Compare and contrast the structure and function of the federal and state court system
  • Compare and contrast the various goals of punishment
  • Explain the value of prison treatment programs as well as community corrections

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a degree in criminal justice administration at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-17.

Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA111 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration: Law Enforcement Agencies
3
MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
4
WR121 English Composition
4
  Humanities requirement1
3-4
  Approved elective2
3
   
17-18
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA112 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration: The Court System
3
CJA201 Criminal Justice in a Diverse Society
3
  Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1
3
  Approved electives2
6
   
15
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA113 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration: The Corrections System
3
CJA219 Introduction to Community Policing
3
GEOG107 Introduction to Cultural Geography or  
GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography
3
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
4
  Health and Physical Education requirement1
3
   
16
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA211 Introduction to Criminal Law: Fundamentals
3
CJA230 Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice Process
3
CIS120 Computer Concepts I
3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I
1
PSY201 General Psychology
4
   
14
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA212 Introduction to Criminal Law: Criminal Justice Procedures
3
CJA214 Introduction to Criminal Investigation
3
PHL202 Fundamental Ethics
4
PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
4
  Approved elective2
3
   
17
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CJA123 Exploring Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
3
CJA213 Introduction to Evidence
3
CJA/GEOG270 Criminology and the Geography of Crime
3
  Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1
6
   
15

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree requirements, page 16. Students may also choose to earn an MHCC AAOT degree and select, as electives, criminal justice administration (CJA) courses.
2 Select from the following list:

 
Approved Electives:
Course Title
ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II
CIS145C Computer Maintenance and Forensics III
CJA117 Introduction to Homeland Security
CJA231 Understanding Gangs and Responses to Gang Activity
CJA234 Intelligence, Analysis and Security Management
CJA235 Transportation and Border Security
CJA280C Co-op Work Experience: Criminal Justice
GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography
PS201 American Government
PSY202 General Psychology
PSY216 Social Psychology
SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology
SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions
SOC206 General Sociology: Social Problems
SOC213 Race Relations in the United States
SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Transfer Schools' Web Links
School Link
Portland State University online.ccj.pdx.edu/
Western Oregon University wou.edu//provost/extprogram/cj_online/index.php
Southern Oregon University sou.edu/criminology
 
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