May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS

Length: 91 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $16,271.00

  • Resident Tuition: $11,466.00*
  • Technology Fee: $1001.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00**
  • Online Course Fees: $500.00 (if applicable)
  • Books/Course Materials: $2,500.00

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to offer preparation for career employment in law enforcement, adult and juvenile corrections, security management, and other public service careers. Transferable to four-year colleges and universities, the program is also job entry oriented, depending on the student needs. Public Safety Careers require criminal and personal background checks.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Apply theories of crime and criminal behavior to describe crime and deviance at individual, community, and societal levels
PLO 2 - Discuss and apply the established practices and methods of criminal investigation
PLO 3 - Explain the philosophy, organization, and function of the criminal justice system and justice processes
PLO 4 - Analyze criminal justice issues through the perspective of differing theories and/or disciplines
PLO 5 - Locate and navigate information resources and apply the information to specific professional criminal justice contexts
PLO 6 - Evaluate the influence of humanistic philosophies and principles on the nature and development of substantive and procedural criminal law in the United States

Program Requirements

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass. Only one BI 101, BI 102, and BI 103 counts toward the completion of this degree.

Writing (8 credits) - Complete both of the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Health (3 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Communications (8 credits) - Complete two courses:

Cultural Literacy (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Social Science - Complete ONE of the following tracks:

Science - Complete ONE of the following tracks:

Program Core Courses

PROGRAM CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP not accepted.

Program Electives

PROGRAM ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. Complete 12 credits, selected from the following:


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements .
  • COMM 218 - Interpersonal Communication  meets the AAS Human Relations requirement
  • Co-op internship placements may require a term or more to coordinate. Students who are interested in enrolling in CJA 280  must contact the program coordinator no later than the beginning of the prior term. For example: For a spring-term co-op, the student should contact the program coordinator at the beginning of winter term.
  • For questions about transferring to a four-year university, contact your Academic Advisors for help.
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90-credit minimum.