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Criminal Justice, AAS

This program provides a well-rounded general education in criminal justice. The curriculum assists students in preparation for entry-level positions in the criminal justice field. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Define, describe, and analyze the various components of the criminal justice system including the courts, law enforcement, and corrections;
  • Describe, discuss, and identify various causes of crime;
  • Critically examine various sources of crime data and patterns;
  • Describe and assess multicultural communities; and
  • Evaluate, plan, and formulate the most effective law enforcement actions to reduce crime.
Courses
Information

Required Courses


First Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 16


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 16


Second Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 16


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 15


Total Credits: 63

+ Indicates courses that must be taken concurrently.
RIndicates Related Instruction requirement.
* Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.



Optional Course Offering:


Program Information

  • An internship is optional for this program. Students must apply for internship placements for this program the prior semester. See for more information and application deadlines.


Opportunities after Graduation

  • Criminal Justice graduates work as bailiffs, security guards, investigators, border patrol agents, and in positions in law enforcement and corrections. Job opportunities in the criminal justice field are greater in Montana compared to the national average.


Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Mike Skinner, M.S.
LRC 146 BSS 128
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3870
jbullemer@fvcc.edu mskinner@fvcc.edu


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