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Campus: Larimer Campus

Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a three semester AAS Degree in Criminal Justice and enter the workforce. Students explore criminal investigation, police and law enforcement academy, law, arrest control, driving, and firearms. The A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice is intended for those who plan to enter a career in law enforcement with a law enforcement commission. It prepares students currently sponsored or endorsed by a law enforcement agency with approved Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) curriculum. FRCC is a Colorado POST-Approved Basic Academy. Attendance is limited to individuals sponsored or endorsed by a law enforcement agency. The FRCC Law Enforcement Academy provides POST certification and an education which prepares the cadet to become a member of the law enforcement profession and to meet the needs of agencies in the Northern Colorado region. To enroll in this program, students must have completed, or be currently enrolled in the FRCC Peace Officers Standards and Training certificate program. The Peace Officers Standards and Training certificate program requires employment and sponsorship or endorsement by a participating law enforcement agency.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRJ 110Intro to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3




COM 115Public Speaking


MATH MAT 107 or Higher


Total Credit Hours:12

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRJ 209Criminal Investigations I


PHI 112Ethics: GT-AH3


GEN EDUPSY 101, SOC 101, or POS 111


Total Credit Hours:9

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
LEA 101Basic Police Academy I


LEA 102Basic Police Academy II


LEA 103Basic Law Enforcement Academy III


LEA 104Basic Law Enforcement Academy IV


LEA 105Basic Law


LEA 106Arrest Control Techniques


LEA 107Law Enforcement Driving


LEA 108Firearms


LEA 140Wellness for Law Enforcement


Total Credit Hours:39

Semester Note: Upon completion of LEA 101, LEA 102, LEA 103, LEA 104, LEA 105, LEA 106, LEA 107, LEA 108, and LEA 140, you should apply for the Peace Officers Standards Training Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60