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Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

Associate of Applied Science
Danville Community College

The Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization is designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. This program does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia's local and state law enforcement agencies.


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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? The Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization is designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. This program does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia's local and state law enforcement agencies.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Danville Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree In addition to general college admission requirements, requirements for employment at criminal justice agencies may include: Excellent physical and mental health; Normal hearing and color vision. Eye functions must be normal (visual acuity must not be less than 20/40 in either eye without correction); Weight should be in proportion to height; Excellent moral character; No conviction of any crime involving moral turpitude or conviction of any felony; An excessive number of traffic citations would be cause to exclude an applicant from consideration by most agencies; U.S. citizenship.
Program Successes & Highlights Credit for prior learning is given for students who have taken justice academy coursework previously.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion A minimum of 25% of the credit required for graduation in the curriculum must be earned at DCC.The program administrator responsible for evaluating a student’s previous coursework shall determine the acceptability of each course the student wishes to transfer or apply toward the program requirements based upon his/her knowledge of any changes that have occurred since the course(s) was completed; Give particular attention to courses in areas that have had significant technological changes in recent years (e.g., electronics, automotive, graphic imaging, information systems, administrative support technology, etc.); As deemed appropriate, seek the input of faculty or other administrators regarding the proper course of action.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Credit may be granted for prior learning for non-collegiate education, training, and/or occupational experiences as recommended by college faculty, ACE, the National College Credit Recommendation Service, or another college-approved organization. Students may be awarded college credit if they can demonstrate previous educational study or training/work experience that entitles them to credit for specific courses applicable to their program of study. Documentation for special training or experience must be submitted with the request for credit and will be retained in the student’s file. The supporting documentation must include samples of work or projects completed. Students wishing to be awarded previous completion credit for a specific course should contact the appropriate division office in which the course is taught. DCC reserves the right to place a time limit on prior learning experiences for which advanced standing may be granted. The division dean, in consultation with the admissions coordinator, will determine if courses taken more than five years previously can be used in the student’s current program of study.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Danville Community College
College Level Information
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Danville Community College offers small class sizes and affordable tuition. The college offers several student clubs including the African American Culture Club, the Cyber Knights, and more.
Transfer Student Catalog Year A catalog year is based on the time a student was formally admitted to a program of study.
First Year Student Catalog Year All students who are initially placed in a program (including Developmental Studies) are placed in a catalog year at the same time.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Danville Community College has Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with many public and private four-year institutions in the commonwealth. These transfer partnerships assist students in making a smooth transition from one institution to the next by maximizing community college credits. It’s never too early to begin planning for a smooth transfer to another institution. Your decisions and commitment to a specific program and university directly impact the success of transferring credits. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more you risk delaying degree completion. We recommend the following: 1) By the time you have earned 15 credits, declare your intent to transfer. 2) By the time you are mid-way through your academic program, declare your major and university.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
25-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.Protective Service Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations