May 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Criminal Justice: Law and Legal, AS (CRJS-AS-LL)

Location(s): Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Location: Housatonic and Manchester

Law and Legal: The Law and Legal concentration provides students with an understanding of fundamental principles of law and analyzes the role and function of the American legal system within a societal and political context. This course of study develops critical thinking, logical reasoning and writing skills, and prepares students for baccalaureate study and law-related careers.

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to secure employment within field of criminal justice.
  • Transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates conduct of a culturally diverse society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

Law and Legal Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the history and development of state, local and federal court systems in the United States and as well as the current role and function within the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system as they apply to the law and courts.
  • Outline the rights and protections afforded to citizens under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Identify career paths in the law and legal field.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-22 credits)

Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)

Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)

Total Credits: 60-61