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Criminal Justice Degree and Certificate Options

PPSC offers an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice for transfer to 4-year institutions as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates for those interested in starting and enhancing their careers in Criminal justice.

Why an Associate of Arts?
Associate of Arts degrees are designed to allow students to learn what they would during the first two years at a 4-year university while transferring all of their PPSC credits. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.

Transfer Options
After earning your degree from Pikes Peak State College, you might consider transferring to some of PPSC's top transfer partners/Top transfer institutions include:

The Criminal Justice department at PPSC offers a robust Prior Learning process. Individuals who are currently P.O.S.T. certified may be eligible for up to 30 credits (half of an associate's degree) in Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice Associate of Arts | Transfer

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3)

SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

CRJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice (3) 

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts (4)

Arts and Humanities (From Approved AA Electives) (3) 

ART 1110; HUM 1015; PHI 1011

Total 16 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

CRJ 1025 Policing Systems (3) 

Science Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (4-5)

ANT 1005; ANT 2315; BIO 1111; ENV 1110; GEO 1011; AST 1110; AST 1120

CRJ Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (3)

CRJ 1027; CRJ 1035; CRJ 2005; CRJ 2009; CRJ 2030

Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (3) 

PSY 2107; PSY 2221; PSY 2552

Total 13-14 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

Communications Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (3) 

COM 1115; COM 1250

CRJ 1045 Correctional Process (3) 

HIS Elective (From Approved AA Electives) (3)

HIS 1310; HIS 1320; HIS 1110: HIS 1120; HIS 1210

Arts and Humanities Elective (From Approved AA Electives) (3) 

ART 1110; HUM 1015; PHI 1011

Science Elective (From Approved AA Electives) (4-5) 

ANT 1005; ANT 2315; BIO 1111; ENV 1110; GEO 1011; AST 1110; AST 1120

Total 16-17 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

PSY 1001 General Psychology I (3) 

CRJ Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (3) 

CRJ 2031; CRJ 2035; CRJ 2036; CRJ 2057; CRJ 2068

Elective (From Approved AA Elective) (3)

POS 1011; POS 1025; SOC 2031

Elective (From Approved AA Elective (3-4)

CNG 2058; COM 2220; COM 2250

Total 15-16 Credit Hours 

 

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Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3) or

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I (3)

CRJ 1035 Judicial Function (3)

CRJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice (3) 

Criminal Justice (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 1027;CRJ 2009;CRJ 2020;CRJ 2025;CRJ 2030 

Criminal Justice (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 1027;CRJ 2009;CRJ 2020;CRJ 2025;CRJ 2030 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

General Elective (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

COM 1150;ENG 1022;POS 1025

CRJ 1025 Policing Systems (3) 

CRJ 2005 Principles of Criminal Law (3) 

CRJ 1045 Correctional Process (3) 

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 1027;CRJ 2009;CRJ 2020;CRJ 2025;CRJ 2030

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3) or

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3) 

LEA 1018 Report Writing (3)

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 1027;CRJ 2009;CRJ 2020;CRJ 2025;CRJ 2030

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 2031;CRJ 2035;CRJ 2057;CRJ 2068;CRJ 2080

Total 15 Credit Hours 

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Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1140 Career Math (3) or

MAT 1240 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (4)

PSY 2332 Psychology of Adjustment (3)

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 2031;CRJ 2035;CRJ 2057;CRJ 2068;CRJ 2080

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 1027;CRJ 2009;CRJ 2020;CRJ 2025;CRJ 2030 

Criminal Justice (Approved From AAS Electives) (3)

CRJ 2031;CRJ 2035;CRJ 2057;CRJ 2068;CRJ 2080

Total 15-16 Credit Hours 

Certificate Options

Certificate Options

Certificate Options

Course & Credit Hours

CRJ 2030 Criminology (3) 

CRJ 2020 Human Relations & Social Conflict (3)

CRJ 2035 Delinquent Behavior (3) 

CRJ 2068 Criminal Profiling (3) 

Total 12 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

CRJ 1027 Crime Scene Investigation (3) 

CRJ 2009 Criminal Investigation I (3) 

CRJ 2031 Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalistics (3) 

LEA 1018  Police Report Writing (3) 

Total 12 Credit Hours

Certificate Options

Course & Credit Hours

CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) 

CRJ 2030 Criminology (3)

CRJ 2035 Delinquent Behavior (3) 

Total 9 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)  

CRJ 1035 Judicial Function (3) 

CRJ 2009 Criminal Investigation I (3) 

CRJ 2030 Criminology (3) 

Total 12 Credit Hours

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The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

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2-Year Course Offerings - Transfer 2-Year Course Offerings - AAS