Associate in Applied Science in Police Science

Administration of Justice

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3107

Credits

64

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Police Science prepares students to enter a career in law enforcement. The program emphasizes laws, the criminal justice system, investigations, patrol, and other functions specific to law enforcement. The curriculum combines coursework in police science with General Education components.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
FYC ENG101 First-Year Composition 3
Mathematics MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications 3
RC AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
RC AJS230 The Police Function 3
RC AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13
FYC ENG102 First-Year Composition 3
HUM AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
RC AJS205 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14
RC AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
RC AJS270 Community Relations 3
RC AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
RC AJS151 Firearms I 1
RC AJS290BU Family Violence 1
SB AJS258 Victimology and Crisis Management 3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC AJS153 Firearms II/Handguns 1
RE Restricted Elective 15

Note

A Certificate of Completion specialization should be considered to meet the AJS Restricted Electives requirements.

It is recommended that Term 3 courses be taken during the summer.

 

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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