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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Criminal Justice/OPOTA (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Technical Studies
Division: Business and Public Services

http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/bps/trainingacademy/

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Overview of the criminal justice system and an analysis of the interdependence of its components, including legislative, law enforcement, prosecution, court and correctional systems. Examination of responsibilities of professionals in each of these systems, including ethical and legal responsibilities.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: Analysis of issues associated with communicating across cultures, including the study of communication norms, communication characteristics of major contemporary cultures and effective cross-cultural communication in interpersonal and organizational contexts.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Notes: Communication Elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

Description:

Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Math elective. Choose MAT 1120 or any Ohio Transfer 36 math elective. View Ohio Transfer 36 math electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

Description: This course presents a framework for studying the nature and the causes of crime and criminal behavior. Focus is provided through criminal typologies and the myriad of theories using multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: First half of the mandated Ohio Attorney General/Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy training for individuals to attain certification as peace officers in Ohio law enforcement agencies. Consists of mandated cognitive and psychomotor skills training for entry level Ohio law enforcement officers.

Notes: Student must apply to and be accepted into the Police Academy. For more details visit: www.sinclair.edu/trainingacademy

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and Other (Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) fingerprint checks, a successful five panel drug screening and successful physical fitness assessment required as well as permission and signature of the Sinclair Community College Training Academy Coordinator.) and Other (Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) fingerprint checks, a successful five panel drug screening and successful physical fitness assessment required as well as permission and signature of the Sinclair Community College Training Academy Coordinator.)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: Student must apply to and be accepted into the Police Academy. For more details visit: www.sinclair.edu/trainingacademy

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Capstone experience for Criminal Justice Science students that focuses on the integration of learning throughout the program through case study analysis, research and service learning. Additionally, attention will be given to the preparation for employment in the field of criminal justice.

Notes: Program elective. Choose one CJS elective from CJS 1103, 1105, 1110, 1125, 1155, 1165, 1197, 2111, 2145, 2200, 2209, 2270, or 2295.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.