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2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

A commitment to public safety, well-being, and individual rights are the foundations of a career in criminal justice.

The Applied Associate of Science major in Criminal Justice has been designed to prepare students intellectually and physically for criminal justice academies and employment in the field of criminal justice. Knowledge of criminal law, navigating the dynamics of crime and society, knowledge of the government, physical training, and knowledge of the social sciences and liberal arts/humanities will be emphasized. Some law enforcement departments and agencies require the award of AAS in criminal justice as a minimum educational credential for employment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working understanding of the roles of the divisions of Criminal Justice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively use verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills in a criminal justice scope.
  3. Utilize cultural competence when interacting with members of diverse backgrounds.
  4. Critique criminal justice theories and practices.
  5. Implement effective physical readiness and self-care techniques.
  6. Apply an understanding of historical and contemporary criminal justice concepts and issues.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 4

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

AAS Total: 62.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

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