1 HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE H C C Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Degrees and Programs H C C Criminology Law Enforcement Pre-Law Corrections Probation Juvenile Justice Homeland Security And More
2 Page 2 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies OUR MISSION The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies offers students a broad background in history, philosophy, organization, management and operation of the criminal justice system. Upon completion, this degree opens up entry-level, non-sworn positions in local, state, and federal agencies, such as Juvenile Justice, Private Security, Private Investigation, Loss Prevention, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Detention Centers, Community-based Intervention Programs, and Crime Scene Technician. This program is also beneficial to professionals within these fields who are seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement. In addition, this program can be useful as a first step toward a career in sworn law enforcement, corrections, and probation as well as public service or law. For More Information Our Web Site Want to socialize with students who share your interests. We have an active Criminal Justice Student Association Volunteer Community Clean-up sponsored by Criminal Justice Student Association Ybor City Campus Public Services Technology Building Home to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
3 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 3 CAREER TRACKS Our students can choose to emphasize a degree learning track based on their educational and employment goals. The Track they select offers them guidance on what electives they should choose. Students who are not sure which Track they wish may select the No-Track Option. (General Criminal Justice). CAREER TRACKS Criminology Pre-Law Law Enforcement Crime Scene Corrections Probation Juvenile Justice Homeland Security Private Security Social Services The A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology will transfer into similar upper division programs in Florida Universities and Colleges allowing graduates to enter these Universities and Colleges as a junior and seek a Bachelors Degree. OUR DEGREES & PROGRAMS A.S. Criminal Justice Technology A.A.S. Criminal Justice Technology A.A. Liberal Arts (Criminal Justice Emphasis) College Credit Certificate in Crime Scene Our Program offers Career Specialties in: Homeland Security Private Security and Investigations Fingerprinting Crime Analysis Victim Advocacy Police and Correctional academy graduates may be eligible to receive college credits toward their academy training. On-Line Degrees And Courses Offered
4 Page 4 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies CRIMINOLOGY TRACK OUR PROGRAM As one of the few dedicated criminology programs on the Community College level, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies offer our students the opportunity to examine crime through detailed courses on criminal behavior, criminal psychology and profiling, criminal justice research, and the analysis of criminal conduct. Our Criminology Courses: Introduction to Criminology Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics in Criminal Justice Seminar on Criminal Justice Issues Introduction to Victimology Human Behavior in Criminal Justice Criminal Deviant Behavior in Society Introduction to Criminal Typologies Forensic Psychology Serial Killers Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice Introduction to Theories of Criminal Behavior Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods Domestic and Sexual Violence Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Internships are available to our students PREPARE FOR THE UNIVERSITY Most Universities emphasize Criminological theories, concepts, and research, especially during their junior and senior years. Our Criminology courses are not only designed to prepare our students for careers in Criminology, but also to prepare our students for success in their later university level courses.
5 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 5 PRE-LAW TRACK OUR PROGRAM Our Pre-Law Track is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an attorney. Why not join the exciting and lucrative field of law Our A.S. in Criminal Justice is a great first step for those planning on going on to law school and becoming an attorney. We offer students a wide range of law classes to help prepare them to become a legal professional. Our Legal Courses: Constitutional Law Legal Rights of Prisoners Criminal Law Introduction to the Court System Civil Rights and Liability in Criminal Justice Criminal Evidence/Procedures Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence Criminal Court Litigation Legal Research in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Legal Careers Include Prosecutor Defense Attorney FBI Agent Judge Legal Advisor Agency Counsel
6 Page 6 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies LAW ENFORCEMENT TRACK Do you want a Career brimming with excitement and prestige? Do you want a Career helping your community? Do you love those TV police shows and picture yourself out there? THEN THIS IS THE DEGREE YOU WANT! Develop the skills and knowledge needed to join the fight against crime. Most Law Enforcement agencies require at least an Associates Degree to be considered for hiring and this degree can be your first step. OUR PROGRAM One of our Career Tracks is our Law Enforcement Track. The Law Enforcement Track is designed for students pursuing a career in police work, security, or criminal investigations. Our Program offers students a wide range of police related classes. Our Police Courses Introduction to Law Enforcement Introduction to Criminalistics Introduction to Computer Crimes Comparative Police and Criminal Justice Systems Drug Abuse and Crime Police Administration Police Community Relations Criminal Investigations Investigative Cycle from Crime Scene to Court Organized Crime CAREERS INCLUDE: Police Officer Deputy Sheriff Trooper Detective Criminal Investigator
7 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 7 CRIME SCENE TRACK Advances in science and technology have led to unprecedented growth in Crime Scene investigations and Forensics, having gained national notoriety thanks to a recent spate of television shows like the CSI series. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN You will learn selected laboratory techniques and procedures such as the comparison and identification of tool markings, blood, hair, fibers, drugs, chemicals, photographs, firearms, ballistics and documents. By the time you have completed the course, you ll know how to collect, preserve and examine blood spatter and gun shot residue as well as evidence from traffic accidents and arsons. And you will be an expert in the detection, recovery and enhancement of fingerprints. Our CSI Courses Introduction to Criminalistics Introduction to Crime Scene Technology Advanced Crime Scene Technology Latent Fingerprint Development Fingerprint Classification Forensic Photography Courtroom Presentation of Crime Scene Evidence Investigative Cycle from Crime Scene to Court CAREERS Crime Scene investigators work for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, state attorneys, public defenders, medical examiners, and private firms and are usually not sworn officers. YOUR ROLE As a crime scene technician, you will play a major role in the apprehending of c r i m i n a l s b y locating, identifying, p h o t o - g r a p h i n g, processing, and preserving evidence at crime scenes and testifying in court as to your findings.
8 Page 8 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION TRACK OUR PROGRAM Our Corrections and Probation Track is designed for students pursuing a career in the county jail or state or federal prison system; or the parole, probation, or community control system. CAREERS INCLUDE: Corrections Officer Deputy Sheriff Detention Officer Probation Officer Parole Officer Classification Officer Our Corrections, Probation & Juvenile Justice Courses Introduction to Corrections Parole and Probation Rights of Prisoners Juvenile Delinquency Advanced Juvenile Delinquency JUVENILE JUSTICE OUR PROGRAM Our Juvenile Justice Sub-Track is designed for students pursuing a career in the field of Juvenile Crime Prevention and Control and in the Juvenile Justice System. Students prepare for careers in Juvenile Detention, Juvenile Residential Care, Juvenile Probation, and Juvenile Diversion.
9 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 9 HOMELAND SECURITY TRACK OUR PROGRAM Our Homeland Security Track is designed to prepare students for work in various Homeland Security fields. It is specifically designed for students who are pursuing a career in counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, national security, or governmental security. THE CAREER Homeland Security is a growing new field within Criminal Justice brought about by the growth of terrorist threats against the United States and abroad. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies now offers courses in Homeland Security. These courses can also be used toward an Associates Degree Our Homeland Security Courses Introduction to Terrorism Introduction to Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destructions Introduction to Private Security
10 Page 10 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies PRIVATE SECURITY AND INVESTIGATIONS TRACK THE CAREERS Private Security and Private Investigations is a growing new field within Criminal Justice brought about by the growth of privatization of security. OUR PROGRAM These courses are designed to prepare graduates for work in various Private Security fields. They are specifically designed for students who are pursuing a career in security, private investigations, loss prevention, as well as governmental security. OUR COURSES Introduction to Private Security Introduction to Private Investigations NOTE: These are college courses meant to be taken by a degree seeking student or meant to be taken by a non -degree seeking student as individual courses for career development These courses are not licensing courses and will not entitle the student to become licensed by the State of Florida as a Security Officer. SOCIAL SERVICES TRACK THE CAREERS For students pursuing a career in criminal justice related social services including victim advocacy, domestic violence, and drug abuse, and mental health commitments. OUR COURSES Introduction to Victimology Human Behavior in Criminal Justice Drug Abuse and Crime Domestic and Sexual Violence
11 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 11 SPECIALIST CAREERS FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN THE CAREER Fingerprint Identification is a growing field within Criminal Justice brought about by the growth of technological investigative tools. We offer courses in Fingerprinting designed to prepare students for work in fingerprint classification and identification and in crime scene. OUR COURSES Latent Fingerprint Development Fingerprint Classification CRIME ANALYST THE CAREER This is a specialty career within criminal justice agencies that work with crime statistics and crime mapping. Crime Analysts compile detailed evaluations of crime trends that are used to determine police special operations and personnel distribution. This is a growing field in police work. OUR COURSES Introduction to Crime Analysis and Intelligence Advanced Crime and Intelligence Analysis VICTIM ADVOCATE THE CAREER This is a specialty career within criminal justice agencies that assists the victims of crimes instead of targeting the offender. Victim Advocates work with the victims of crimes assisting them during the investigative and prosecution stage of a criminal proceeding. OUR COURSES Introduction to Victimology
12 Page 12 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Become a Criminal Justice Major The Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Program is an undergraduate college program at Hillsborough Community College in which students can earn an Associate in Science Degree, an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a College Credit Certificate, as well as an Associate in Arts Degree in various Criminal Justice fields. APPLY Submit your Application On- Line and go from there: For details, see: -Students.aspx REGISTER SELECT DEGREE Criminal Justice Majors have a number of degree options. The AS.CJT is our primary recommended degree. degrees.aspx ADVISING The A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology will transfer into similar upper division programs in Florida Universities and Colleges allowing graduates to enter these Universities and Colleges as a junior and seek a Bachelors Degree. Once you have become an HCC student, you can register for classes On-Line. hawknet.aspx Criminal Justice Majors can utilize our web site for most advising needs and you can contact College Advising. -services/advising-and- HCC REGISTRATION GUIDE inside-files/fb_reg_ guide_11-12/
13 H i l l s b o r o u g h C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e Page 13 Program Core Courses-Group A Students must take all the following courses CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice CCJ 2910 Directed Research CJE 2004 Career Choices in Criminal Justice CJJ 1002 Juvenile Delinquency CJL 1062 Constitutional Law CJL 1100 Criminal Law CJL 2130 Criminal Evidence & Procedure Group B (3 hr) Students must select ONE of the following: * CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections OR CJE 1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement OR CJE 1640 Introduction to Criminalistics OR CJL 1500 Introduction to the Court System GROUP C (3 hr) Students must select ONE of the following CCJ 2940 Criminal Justice Internship OR CCJ 2949 Criminal Justice Field Studies COURSE REQUIREMENTS A.S.DEGREE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ENC 1101 English Composition I Any Humanities Gen Ed Course Any Math Gen Ed Course PSY 2012 General Psychology SYG 2000 Intro to Sociology POS 2041 American Government Program Electives Choose 6 of the following courses CCJ 1488 Ethics in Criminal Justice CCJ 2013 Introduction to Victimology CCJ 2111 Intro to Theories of Criminal Behavior CCJ 2191 Human Behavior in Criminal Justice CCJ 2600 Criminal Deviant Behavior in Society CCJ 2610 Introduction to Criminal Typologies CCJ 2618 Forensic Psychology CCJ 2648 Organized Crime CCJ 2671 Race, Gender & Ethnicity in Crim Justice CCJ 2685 Domestic and Sexual Violence CCJ 2720 Intro Criminal Justice Research Methods CCJ 2934 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice CCJ 2935 Seminar on Criminal Justice Issues CJC 2162 Probation and Parole CJE 1642c Introduction to Crime Scene Technology CJE 1643c Advanced Crime Scene Technology CJE 1653 Crime Analysis and Intelligence CJE 1680 Introduction to Computer Crimes CJE 2170 Comparative Police/Crim Justice Systems CJE 2233 Drug Abuse and Crime CJE 2300 Police Administration and Organization CJE 2400 Community Relations CJE 2600 Criminal Investigation CJE 2611 Investigative Cycle from Crime Scene to Court CJE 2614 Serial Killers CJJ 2004 Advanced Juvenile Delinquency CJL 1070 Legal Rights of Prisoners CJL 2072 Civil Rights and Liability in Criminal Justice CJL 2400 Criminal Court Litigation CJL 2610 Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence CJL 2720 Legal Research in Criminal Justice DSC1002 Introduction to Terrorism DSC1003 Introduction to Homeland Security DSC2033 Weapons of Mass Destruction SCC1000 Introduction to Private Security SCC1011 Introduction to Private Investigations
14 H I L L S B O R O U G H C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Ybor City Campus Public Services Technology Building 2002 North 17th Street Tampa, Florida FOR INFORMATION Public Services Technology Building Information: Our Web Site ; Dr. Michael T. Reichard Professor and Program Manager Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies NOTICE The Criminal Justice Institute of Hillsborough Community College is our Police and Corrections Academy and is a separate department from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. A Criminal Justice Associates degree is a great first step to enter the Careers described herein. However, many of the Careers described herein require additional education such as a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree and some of these Careers require academy training. NOTICE Hillsborough Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer that makes employment and education-related decisions without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other bias that is or may be prohibited by laws. In addition, the college does not discriminate in employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. HCC is committed to equitable treatment for all students and employees and to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current as well as future students and employees. The college provides equal educational opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities and complies with, as well as, supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hillsborough Community College es una igualdad de acceso/igualdad de oportunidades empleador que toma las decisiones de empleo y relacionados con la educación sin distinción de raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, orientación sexual, estado civil o cualquier otro sesgo que es o puede prohibido por las leyes. Además, la universidad no discrimina en las prácticas de empleo o en la admisión y el tratamiento de los estudiantes. HCC tiene el compromiso de un trato equitativo para todos los estudiantes y empleados y un ambiente de aprendizaje y de trabajo libre de discriminación y el acoso de los estudiantes actuales y futuros y los empleados. La universidad ofrece igualdad de oportunidades educativas para individuos calificados con discapacidades y cumple con, así como, apoya la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades.
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