Criminal Justice

For More Information Contact:

Michael Wetsch, M. MGT/MS
Department Chair
Email: mwetsch@uttc.edu 
Phone: 701.221.1554

Mark Turner, MS
Criminal Justice Faculty
Email: mturner@uttc.edu
Phone: 701.221.1469

Welcome to the United Tribes Technical College Criminal Justice.  

The Criminal Justice Program offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree course of study. Currently we also offer an online option for the Associate of Science degree. The program provides a broad curriculum for students that wish to pursue entry and intermediate level careers in Criminal Justice. Since 2001, the Criminal Justice field has experienced significant expansion and several new careers fields have developed, many requiring Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Upon completion, our graduates will be prepared for employment as Federal, State or Tribal Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Parole and Probation Officers, Transportation Safety Officers, Victim Advocates, United States Customs, Homeland Security, Military Investigative Services and private security agencies. All employment opportunities have pre-employment requirements and many agencies require college degrees, background checks, physical and psychological examinations and licensing examinations.

Students wishing to enroll in this program must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license from their home state and provide official documentation of a criminal background check. Once a student has been accepted into this program, he/she must be motivated to demonstrate the attitude and behavior connected with the professional career being pursued.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree is a degree that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time college work. There are different types of associate degrees with varying transferability. Typically has between 60 – 64 total credits.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminal Justice AAS degree program will:

  1. Describe the foundations of the multiple entities within the criminal justice system
  2. Diagram the stages of the criminal justice process
  3. Identify the components of the U.S. Constitution
  4. Interpret the significance of the Bill of Rights contained in the U.S. Constitution
  5. Apply interagency commination skills
  6. Evaluate ethical issues within the criminal justice system
  7. Assess the effectiveness of offender rehabilitation programs

Curriculum

Criminal Justice AAS Degree Plan
 

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
CJU 104 OL Traffic Law and Enforcement 3
CJU 150 Patrol Procedures 3
CJU 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJU 203 Drugs and Crime 3
CJU 211 OL Introduction to Policing 3
CJU 212 OL Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CJU 221 OL Criminal Law 3
CJU 226 OL Criminal Investigation 3
CJU 231 Ethics in Criminal Justice I 3
CJU 254 Juvenile Justice 3
CJU 270 Introduction to Corrections 3
Spring Offerings
CJU 104 Traffic Law and Enforcement 3
CJU 150 OL Patrol Procedures 3
CJU 201 OL Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJU 211 Introduction to Policing 3
CJU 212 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CJU 221 Criminal Law 3
CJU 226 Criminal Investigation 3
CJU 231 OL Ethics in Criminal Justice I 3
CJU 254 OL Juvenile Justice 3
CJU 270 OL Introduction to Corrections 3
Spring Offerings (when available)
CJU 225 Firearms and Physical Fitness 4

 

Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor's degree is a degree that normally requires at least four but not more than six years of full-time college work. Typically has between 120 – 128 total credits.  

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminal Justice BS degree program will:

  1. Integrate professional conduct expected of a criminal justice practitioner
  2. Utilize criminological theory to determine offender typologies
  3. Execute the technological abilities necessary in the criminal justice profession
  4. Employ communication skills for working with diverse populations
  5. Articulate the effectiveness of the criminal justice system
  6. Evaluate ethical decision making abilities of criminal justice professionals

Curriculum

Criminal Justice BS Degree Plan

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
CJU 310 Media Relations 3
CJU 320 Parole and Probation/Intermediate Measures 3
CJU 330 Criminological Theory 3
CJU 346 Forensics / Criminalistics 3
CJU 435 White Collar Crime 3
CJU 410 Constitutional Law 3
CJU 480 Research Methods 3
Spring Offerings
CJU 300 Community Policing / Diverse Cultures 3
CJU 350 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJU 351 Administration of Criminal Justice 3
CJU 360 Victims and Victimology 3
CJU 370 Court Processing 3
CJU 420 Interview Techniques 3
CJU 431 Ethics in Criminal Justice II 3
CJU 485 Senior Seminar 3