Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS

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Total Program Credits: 100-105

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Social Science  Division, 541.463.5427

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Caoimhin OFearghail, 541.463.5361,

Dean Philip Martinez

Purpose 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

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Criminal Justice requirements will:

  • Apply sociological theory to better understand criminal behavior.
  • Describe the dynamics of interviews and interrogations in investigations.
  • Explain the nature of public safety career paths and their own qualifications for various careers in criminal justice.
  • Express a thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them.
  • Meet the educational requirements for some entry-level public safety careers.
  • Understand the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge and the need for a well-rounded education in public safety.
  • Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.

Advising Andi Graham Academic Advisor and Ben Fisher Academic Advisor can be reached at

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op provides opportunities for field experience with various local public safety agencies including local law enforcement, corrections, courts, and commercial security organizations. Students may participate on a full or part-time basis.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Law Enforcement Lane County openings - 135 annually
Law Enforcement Statewide openings -382 annually
Correctional Officers Statewide openings - 312 annually

Law Enforcement Oregon average hourly - $33.89; average annual - $70,496
Laws Enforcement Lane County average hourly - $33.58; average annual - $69,865

Correctional Officers Oregon average hourly - $28.57; average annual - $59,446
Correctional Officers Lane County average hourly - $34.65; average annual - $72,076

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $2,600
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $12,855
  Total Estimated Cost $15,455

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • Courses that satisfy transfer general education requirements are recommended: BI, CH, G, GS, PH.
  • CH 114 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry  can be used to meet the Biological or Physical Science requirement, or the Directed Elective requirement.

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

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


ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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