AAS Police Science
Academic Plan Code
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Police Science prepares students to enter a career in law enforcement. The program emphasizes laws, the criminal justice system, investigations, patrol, and other functions specific to law enforcement. The curriculum combines coursework in police science with General Education components.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway. Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term. It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
- Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites, any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment. Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.
Program Area Key:
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
|Mathematics||MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications||OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course||3|
|RC||AJS101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|RC||AJS230||The Police Function||3|
|RC||AJS109||Substantive Criminal Law||3|
|HU||AJS123||Ethics and the Administration of Justice||3|
|RC||AJS205||Criminal Justice Report Writing||3|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||4|
|Critical Rdg||CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||If test exempt in CRE101 an additional 3 credit AJS elective course will be required||3|
|Oral Comm||COM100 or
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
|RC||AJS260||Procedural Criminal Law||3|
|RC||AJS275||Criminal Investigation I||3|
|SB||AJS258||Victimology and Crisis Management||3|
|RC||AJS153||Firearms II/Handguns||AJS151 or permission of instructor||1|
|RE||Restricted Elective||Select AJS prefixed courses to meet the total 15 credit hours of electives||15|
A Certificate of Completion specialization should be considered to meet the AJS Restricted Electives requirements.
It is recommended that Term 3 courses be taken during the summer.
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
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