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College of Public Safety Administration

Associate in Science

Criminal Justice Technology Public Safety Services

CJPSS-AS

Program Leadership Information

Anna Goree, Advisor, AC, (727) 341-4456
Michael Hughes, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4146
Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503

Program Summary

The goal of this program is to prepare the student with a diverse background in the history, philosophy, organization and operation of the various arenas of public safety and their respective processes. The flexibility of this degree is that the student is allowed to select an option/sub plan and still be able to receive a well rounded foundation of the public safety field. The Associate in Science degree program allows students to not only graduate with an AS degree, but also be able to meet the entrance requirements to continue the BAS degree in Public Safety Administration.


The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Complete SPC application
2. Take SPC Placement Test
3. Completion of any remedial course work
4. Attend an advising session with the program office

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
1. *Must have permission of the program office before registering.
2. **Must have completed the St. Petersburg College Basic Law Enforcement Academy or Basic Corrections Academy, taken and passed the FDLE State Exam, and completed any necessary preparations to have these academy credits transferred to or accepted by SPC. Other credits may be awarded from other FDLE Certified Training schools via the SPC Experiential Learning Program.

Graduation Rules

SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A grade of "C" or better in all designated major and support courses in this program.
2. Completion of an End of Program Assessment Examination.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition II/Literature

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition II/Literature coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 36 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Political Science/Psychology/Sociology (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
3
Select any 3-credit course with a POS, POS, or SYG prefix.

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 credit)

1
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses.
Basic Computer and Information Literacy
1
Computer Applications
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 18 credits

Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
Survey of Research Methods for Criminal Justice
3
Crime and Delinquency
3
Investigative Trends
3
Constitutional Law & Rules of Evidence
3
Technical Writing
3

SUBPLANS
Select one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Homeland Security (HLS) (Complete 24 credits)

Domestic & International Terrorism
3
Introduction to the NRF and NIMS
3
Weapons of Mass Destruction
3
Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims
3
Critical Infrastructure Protection
3
Homeland Security Threat Strategy
3
Terrorism Response Planning
3
Homeland Security Policy & Law
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Law Enforcement (LAW ENF) (Complete 24 credits)

24
Credits articulated and applied from completion of the PSAV Law Enforcement Academy can be used toward the required 24 credits for this subplan C. Students completing this degree using this option must meet with the program office or the SEPSI Advisor in order to be certain all requirements of this option have been fulfilled.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Corrections (COR) (Complete 24 credits)

24
Credits articulated and applied from completion of the PSAV Corrections Academy can be used towards fulfillment of the required 24 credits for this subplan. Students completing this degree using this option must meet with the program office or the SEPSI Advisor in order to be certain all requirements of this option have been fulfilled. Courses will be identified later.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Cross Discipline (CRJ) (Select 24 credits)

24
Any courses with CCJ, CJB, CJC, CJD, CJE, CJL, CJT or DSC prefixes
64
Total Credits