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Criminal Justice Student

Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science

Serve and protect

Upon completion of the 60-credit hour Criminal Justice program, you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
Communication 215, Professional Communications or Communication 101, Intro to Public Speaking 3
English 101, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Natural Sciences 4
Sociology 101, Principles of Sociology 3

 

Major Requirements  Credit Hours
Business Administration 130, Professionalism in the Workplace 1
Criminal Justice 140, Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Criminal Justice 150, Juvenile Delinquency and Behavior 3
Criminal Justice 201, Criminology 3
Criminal Justice 202, Criminal Law 3
Criminal Justice 245, Report Writing for Criminal Justice 3
Criminal Justice 251, Seminar in Criminal Justice and Public Safety 3
Criminal Justice 252, Criminal Procedures 3
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3

 

Corrections Track Requirements Credit Hours
Criminal Justice 160, Intro to Corrections 3
Criminal Justice 161, Institutional Operations 3
Criminal Justice 162, Institutional Populations 3
Criminal Justice 263, Legal Issues in Corrections 3
Criminal Justice 203, Criminal Justice Skills 3

 

Law Enforcement Track Requirements Credit Hours
Criminal Justice 141, Introduction to Policing 3
Criminal Justice 242, Police Organization and 
Administration
3
Criminal Justice 203, Criminal Justice Skills 3
Criminal Justice 204, Current Issues in Policing 3
Criminal Justice 205, Criminal Investigations 3

 

Generalist Track Requirements Credit Hours
Criminal Justice 141, Introduction to Policing 3
Criminal Justice 160, Intro to Corrections 3
Criminal Justice 161, Institutional Operations 3
Criminal Justice 162, Institutional Populations 3
Criminal Justice 263, Legal Issues in Corrections 3
Criminal Justice 141, Introduction to Policing 3
Criminal Justice 242, Police Organization and Administration 3
Criminal Justice 203, Criminal Justice Skills 3
Criminal Justice 204, Current Issues in Policing 3
Criminal Justice 205, Criminal Investigations 3
Natural Sciences 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3

 

If you wish to transfer Lake Michigan College credits to another institution, you should closely follow the Michigan Transfer Agreement. You should also maintain contact with the institution in which they intend to transfer to, as that institution has control over which credits they will accept. 

General Education Requirements (for Transfer) Credit Hours
ENGL 101, English Composition 3
COMM 101, Intro to Public Speaking or
COMM 215 – Professional Communications
3
M.T.A. Humanities/Fine Arts 3
M.T.A. Humanities/Fine Arts 3
MATH 122, Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 123, Quantitative Reasoning
4
M.T.A. Natural Sciences 3
M.T.A. Natural Sciences 3
SOC 101 – Principles of Sociology 3
PSYC 201 – Introduction to Psychology 3
TOTAL 28

 

Major Requirements  Credit Hours
BUSA 130 – Professionalism 1
CRIM 140 – Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 150 – Juvenile Delinquency & Behavior 3
CRIM 160 – Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIM 201 – Criminology 3
CRIM 202 – Criminal Law 3
CRIM 204 – Report Writing for Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 251 – Seminar in CJ & Public Safety 3
CRIM 252 – Criminal Procedures 3
TOTAL 25

CRIM 251 (Seminar) requires pre-approval from the instructor. It is an internship course in which the students’ internship sites must be pre-arranged prior to the beginning of the semester. 

 

Electives* Credit Hours
CRIM 141 – Introduction to Policing 3
CRIM 161 – Institutional Operations 3
CRIM 162 – Institutional Populations 3
CRIM 203 – Criminal Justice Skills 3
CRIM 204 – Current Issues in Policing 3
CRIM 205 – Criminal Investigations 3
CRIM 242 – Police Org./Admin. 3
CRIM 263 – Legal Issues in Corrections 3
TOTAL 9

*Choose any 9 credits from the list of courses.

 

A law enforcement career can lead you to be a police officer in almost any geographic area of the country. As a police officer in a rural area, you may perform a wide variety of activities including directing traffic at the scene of a crime, investigating a burglary, or giving first aid to an accident victim. In a larger police department, your duties may be more specific. 

Most police academies in Michigan are operated by community colleges. Some of the larger departments in the state, such as the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office or Detroit Police Department also operate their own academies.

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards maintains a list of police academies in Michigan.

Earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University by transferring up to three years of LMC courses to Ferris. Thanks to this partnership, you can save thousands of dollars by taking courses at LMC's inexpensive tuition rate and applying them directly to a Ferris degree. Review the Ferris articulation agreement and transfer guide for details.

Full-time Faculty Criminal Justice

Brad Byerle is the lead faculty member of the Criminal Justice program at Lake Michigan College.

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