Criminal Justice Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare a person for entry-level positions in the criminal justice field. The field of criminal justice includes jobs such as law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, corrections officers and juvenile workers.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively in the criminal justice culture: verbally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Balance the unique responsibilities of criminal justice work with competing family and other personal needs.
  • Work equally well on independent assignments and team efforts within the criminal justice system.
  • Exhibit a commanding presence that is appropriate to specific criminal justice situations.
  • Locate and interpret current case law and statutes pertaining to specific criminal activity; take action that is supported by current law and statutes.
  • Recognize symptoms of mental health and substance abuse; take appropriate action.
  • Work effectively with persons of different cultural heritage, gender, and age

Forms and Information

Career Information
 

For additional information on the Criminal Justice Program, contact Andrew Taufa'asau at 541-867-8563 or andrew.taufa'asau@occc.cc.or.us.