The AAS in CJ program will provide students with an understanding of the theories underlying the 3 main components of the CJ system: law enforcement; judicial systems; and correctional modalities within the context of social and political sciences. Methods and applications of these three areas will be emphasized throughout the coursework along with the intersections of their functions. The required general education coursework will further develop the students critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will be enhanced throughout their technical coursework. Program graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions in a range of criminal justice positions including corrections officers, private security, protective services, and private investigator positions. They will also have the foundation to pursue further study in social science or legal coursework.