Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    Jan 18, 2022  
Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice

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Hansen Building, Room 905.3

Program Chair and Advisor:

Sue Beecher, 970.339.6313

Director, Peace Officer Academy:

Sue Beecher, 970.339.6313

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Criminal Justice (A.A.S. degree or A.A. with Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement)

Non-Majors: Students DO NOT have to be Criminal Justice majors to enroll in Criminal Justice degree courses.

AA Degree Majors: Students should check with the Program Chair for specific Criminal Justice courses based on the State Articulation Agreement.

Program Description: This degree program is concerned with: (1) the concept of justice- its implications, its practice, and its demands in relation to the social, political, legal, and economic institutions that define our society, AND (2) the concept of how to humanely deal with those who come in contact with any aspect of the justice system.
Assessment Guidelines: Degree seeking students who do not assess at the college level in English, math or reading will take the required remedial coursework within the first 30 semester hours after declaring the degree in any deficient area or demonstrate proficiency through Aims assessment policy. Remedial courses may be taken concurrently with criminal justice courses as long as the 30 semester hour requirement is met. Contact your Criminal Justice advisor or the Aims Testing Center for additional information of college level assessment.

Note: This program includes changes which are subject to approval by the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Courses listed are subject to change. Students can verify the course offerings with the Program Chair, as well as the transferability of the degree.

For information about developing programs in forensics and victim studies, please contact the Program Chair.

Peace Officer Academy (Certificate)

Peace Officer Academy Information:

Academy and Registration Information: Must consult with the Academy Director, (Sue Beecher).

Program Length: Two semesters.

Mission Statement: To educate and train peace officers to think clearly and act wisely in their profession.

Program Objective: We provide prospective peace officers with the opportunity to acquire basic academic knowledge and basic technical skills to enter their professional work assignments.

Therefore, our academy is oriented toward academic-stress, mental stress, and technical proficiency.

Student Workload: Students will be expected to study a minimum of 25-30 hours per week outside of the classroom to ferret out that knowledge necessary to successfully complete this Academy.

College Credit: Success in the Academy leads to a “certificate of completion” and 41 semester credits.

Assessment Guidelines: Must consult with the Academy Director, Sue Beecher.

Application/Registration Information: Must consult with the Academy Director, Sue Beecher.

This program includes changes mandated by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board and CCCNS. Courses listed are subject to change. Students can verify the course offerings with the Academy Director.

Advisory Committee

Tracey Allen, Program Graduate, CEO, Abacus Security & Investigation

Assistant DA, Weld County District Attorney’s Office

Detective Lisa Duffy, Evans Police Department

Sandi Elder, Greeley City Council

Doug Erler, Director, Weld County Justice Services Division

Steve Gallemore, Youth & Family Connections

Chief Benito Garcia, Milliken Police Department

Chief Jerry Garner, Greeley Police Department 

Nomi Ketterling, Coordinator, Colorado Prevention Partners/Island Grove

Marcelo Kopcow, Weld County District Court Judge

Roger Muller, Committee Chair, Adjunct Faculty, GPD/Retired

Cecil O’Farrell, Adjunct Faculty, Victims Advocacy/GPD

Chief Ken Poncelow, Ft. Lupton Police Department 

David Rogers, Director, Rogers Investigation

Gail Shatz, Partners/Mentoring for Youth

Art Terrazas, Diversity, Community Representative

Tyler Youngren, Aims CRJ and UNC Program Graduate 

Deputy Chris Graves, Weld County Sheriff’s Office

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