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Legal Studies

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Legal Studies is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on legal studies. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Legal Studies (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2020

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

This program replaces: CCL/5635 Legal Studies

What You'll Learn
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS109, AJS123, AJS201, AJS205, AJS210)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS109, AJS201, AJS205, AJS210, AJS260)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS201, AJS205, AJS210)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS109, AJS201, AJS205, AJS210)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS123, AJS201, AJS210)
  • Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS109, AJS123, AJS201, AJS210, AJS260)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS201, AJS210)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS109, AJS123, AJS201, AJS210, AJS260)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS109, AJS123, AJS201, AJS210, AJS260)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law3
AJS201Rules of Evidence3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3) OR
AJS205Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice (3)3
AJS210Constitutional Law3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law3

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