Criminal Justice Program Requirements

NMC Code 706

Offered through The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative by Delta College, Northwestern Michigan College, and West Shore Community College.

Students who complete the program are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university and continue study toward a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, law, security, public service, and law enforcement. There are a variety of career opportunities at the local, state and national level in criminal justice; the profession is turning to college-educated personnel. Students completing this program will receive an Associate in Science and Arts degree from Northwestern Michigan College. It is recommended that students wishing to transfer to a 4-year college review the transfer guides for the colleges of choice since transfer requirements may differ between institutions.

Required courses

All courses listed are offered online. Some of the Criminal Justice courses are offered at partnering colleges. To enroll in courses not offered at NMC, go to vcampus.mccvlc.org

MACRAO Requirements (32 credits)

Communications (Both required)

ENG 111 English Composition I

4

ENG 112 English Composition II

4


Humanities (8 credits taken from 2 different departments required)

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

ENG 241 Mythology

3

ENG 271 Adolescence and Culture Diversity

3

HST 101 Western Civilization to 1500 AD

4

HST 111 US History to 1865

4

HST 112 US History since 1865

4

HST 212 African-American History

3

HST 213 American Women's History

3

HST 230 A History of Michigan

3

MUS 110 Music Appreciation

3

PHL 202 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

3

OR an other Group 1 Humanities course

Science/Math (8 credits taken from 2 different departments required)

BIO 106 Human Biology

4

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

4

MTH 131 Intro to Probability & Statistics

3

PHY 105 Physics of the World Around Us

4

OR an other Group 1 Science/Math course. One must be a Science lecture-lab.

Social Science (8 credits required)

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PLS 101 Survey of American Government

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology

3

OR an other Group 1 Social Science course.

Criminal Justice Requirements (24 credits)

CJ 101-Intro to Criminal Justice (NMC)

3

CJ 111-Police Administration (Delta)

3

CJ 112-Delta Police Operations (Delta)

3

TLCJ 210-Intro to Corrections (West Shore)

3

CJ 210-Intro to Criminal Investigation (Delta)

3

CJ 211-Criminal Law (NMC)

3

CJ 242-Evidence and Criminal Procedures (NMC)

3

TLCJ 211-Juvenile Delinquency (West Shore)

3

Electives: 8 additional credit hours required from courses of levels 100 or above for a total of at least 64 credit hours (minimum degree requirement).

Notes:

  • To graduate at NMC, 64 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average must be achieved.
  • There is also a Math competency requirement: COMPASS placement into MTH121 - College Algebra or higher, or successful completion of MTH 111 - Intermediate Algebra. We do offer the Intermediate Algebra online.
  • There is an English competency requirement, but it is obtained with English Composition I - ENG 111.

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