Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

The Sanford-Brown Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide students with a foundation in criminal justice theory and practice in preparation for entry-level careers. The focus is on preparing students with substantial knowledge of how the criminal justice system works on the local, state, and federal level with an understanding of the ever-changing nature of the industry.

Sanford-Brown's AAS in Criminal Justice degree program offers a curriculum that examines the three subsystems of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. It also focuses on the role human behavior plays on each of these subsystems. Graduates will be expected to:

  • Show theoretical knowledge, interpersonal communication techniques and practical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the criminal justice profession.
  • Establish introductory knowledge of the criminal justice field.
  • Inspire a sense of community awareness and social responsibility.
  • Exhibit knowledge of criminal justice related issues including professionalism and ethics.

The courses included in Sanford-Brown's AAS in Criminal Justice degree program focus on helping students evaluate how the administration of justice operates in American society and examine the perspectives from which solutions to problems may be concluded. Classes are led by instructors, many with professional experience in the field of criminal justice.

  • In Criminology, coursework emphasizes the need to understand the social causes of crime in order to be able to impact it. Topics of study include the issues of race and ethnicity, gender and social class.
  • In Case Work and Case Management, students will be exposed to issues such as the vulnerability of clientele, the intake and assessment process, goal setting and resource recommendations.
  • In Corrections, students can learn about the punishment phase of the criminal justice system. It offers a study of the vast collection of professionals, agencies and organizations that manages criminals and the significant challenges that they face in today’s society.

Other core requirements in this program include:

  • Career Development
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Survival Skills for Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Victims in the Criminal Justice System
  • Public and Private Providers of Criminal Justice Services
  • Investigations
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Communication in Criminal Justice
  • Probation and Parole
  • Constitutional Law
  • Capstone/Internship
  • College Success
Course curriculum is subject to change.

Prospective entry-level career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown AAS in Criminal Justice degree program can include:

  • Case Management
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Customs and Border Control
  • Private Security Positions
  • Probation Officers
  • Social Services

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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
SBC - Brooklyn Center - Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 74%
    Campus Rate
  • 70%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

Date Submitted: 11/2014

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
 

SBC - Brooklyn Center - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 44%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/