Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Program

The Criminal Justice Experiential Learning program provides a path for active duty law enforcement and correctional officers in Florida to earn an accelerated Associate in Science (A.S.) degree through articulated credits for work-based learning and industry certifications. It provides a broad background in the history, philosophy, organization, management and operation of the criminal justice system. Graduates of this program may also transfer credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) program.

Get credits for on-the-job work and completion of the state law enforcement academy—up to 33 credit hours.

How You Earn Credit

Through Your Experience
Field Experience Courses 18
Academy Credits 6-15
Through Valencia College
Criminal Justice Courses 24-33
Total Credit Hours 60

Successful completion of 3, 6-credit hour field experience courses give you an opportunity to earn 18 credit hours for work-based learning. In addition, students on the Corrections Track may be awarded 6-12 credit hours through the state law enforcement academy and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) licensing exam. For those on the Law Enforcement Track, 15 credit hours will be awarded for state law enforcement academy work and the FDLE licensing exam. The remaining 23-33 credits will be earned through the completion of the general education and criminal justice courses offered in the program.

At the end of the program, you’ll receive:

Admission Requirements

While the A.S. in Criminal Justice degree program is not limited access, the 3, 6-credit hour field experience courses—as part of the Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Program—have a limited-access component. These courses require you to possess a valid and current Florida state certification in corrections or law enforcement, and be currently employed full time with a local or state corrections agency.

Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Program Videos

  • Criminal Justice Experiential Learning CPA
  • Criminal Justice Experiential Learning About The Program
  • Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Paying For Classes

  • Suggested Course Schedule – Corrections Officer Track

    Course Title Credits
    Semester 1    

    CCJ 2942

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE I +

    6

    SLS 1122

    New Student Experience

    3

    ENC 1101

    FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~

    3

    Semester 2    

    CCJ 2943

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE II +

    6

    Articulated Award of Credit

    Licensure 1

    6-12

    Science or Math

    See Gen. Ed. Requirements *~+

    3

    Semester 3    

    CCJ 2944

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE III +

    6

    Criminal Justice Elective

    3

    Humanities

    See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement

    3

    Semester 4    

    PSY 2012

    General Psychology ~

    3

    or SYG 2000

    Introductory Sociology

    CJJ 2001

    Juvenile Justice Systems

    3

    CJE 2600

    Criminal Investigation

    3

    Semester 5    

    CCJ 2358

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORT WRITING: CAPSTONE *

    3

    CJC 2162

    COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

    3

    Criminal Justice Elective ^

    3

    Semester 6

    Criminal Justice Elective ^

    3

      Total Credit Hours 60

     

    Suggested Course Schedule – Law Enforcement Track

    Course Title Credits
    Semester 1    

    CCJ 2942

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE I +

    6

    SLS 1122

    New Student Experience

    3

    Semester 2    

    CCJ 2943

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE II +

    6

    ENC 1101

    FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~

    3

    Articulated Award of Credit

    Law Enforcement Licensure 1

    15

    Semester 3    

    CCJ 2944

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE III +

    6

    Science or Mathematics

    See Gen. Ed. Requirements +*~

    3

    Semester 4    

    CJJ 2001

    Juvenile Justice Systems

    3

    CJC 2000

    Introduction to Corrections

    3

    Criminal Justice Elective

    3

    Semester 5    

    Humanities

    See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement

    3

    PSY 2012

    General Psychology (or SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology) ~

    3

    or SYG 2000

    Introductory Sociology

    CCJ 2358

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORT WRITING: CAPSTONE *

    3

      Total Credit Hours 60

    Videos

    Criminal Justice Experiential Learning CPA

    Criminal Justice Experiential Learning About the Program

    Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Paying for Classes