Police Pre-Academy Pathway
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice degree pathway is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions by providing a solid educational foundation through general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate in Applied Science degree at HGTC enables students to easily transfer to senior institutions within South Carolina.
For students wishing to enter the SCCJA Police Academy, the Police-Pre-Academy pathway lists the recommended coursework for students to complete the Criminal Justice degree while receiving training equivalent to the first four (4) weeks of the 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at the SCCJA.
Below is a listing of recommended courses which lay the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution and earning a bachelor's degree in a Criminal Justice.
For a full list of Associate in Applied Science degree requirements, please refer to the HGTC College Catalog.
If you are interested in the Police-Pre-Academy pathway please consult your academic advisor for assistance.
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Recommended Curriculum Sequence
|First Semester - Fall||Course Title||Semester
|CRJ 101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 115||Criminal Law I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 155 or MAT 101||Contemporary Mathematics/Beginning Algebra||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|CRJ 120||Constitutional Law||3|
|CRJ 281||Police Science I||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|CRJ 230||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CRJ 203||Forensic Photography||3|
|CRJ 282||Police Science II||3|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|CRJ 130||Police Administration||3|
|CRJ 220||Judicial Process||3|
|CRJ 283||Police Science III||3|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3|
|HIS 102 or HIS 201||Western Civilization Post 1689/American History: Disc to 1877||3|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|CRJ 236||Criminal Evidence||3|
|CRJ 242||Correctional Systems||3|
|CRJ 260||Seminar in Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 284||Police Science IV||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||66|